About this object

Rectangular-shaped offering tray with two circular depressions, channels and models of food offerings. Traces of red slip on the surface.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Robert de Rustafjaell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    75 mm x 265 mm x 360 mm
  • Note
    Purchased at Sotheby's 20 January 1913, lot 405 "Another [portable altars], very large ; a raised rim around the edge and a division across one end ; in the centre, various " offerings " and two deep grooves. Another, of square form ; a bull's head placed against the rim at top, other offerings on the ground [Pi. XXIX]". Other auction no. marked in pencil 165/5 (not MacGregor sale)
  • Related people
    Robert de Rustafjaell ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of the remaining part of the valuable collection of Egyptian antiquities formed by R. de Rustafjaell (Sotheby's Sale Catalogue. 20-4 January 1913)


    Author: Sotheby's
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1913
    Description: Sotheby's Sale Catalogue. 20-4 January 1913 for the collection formed by Robert de Rustafjaell (also known as the Col. Prince Roman Orbeliani collection). Available online: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL13999031M/Catalogue_of_the_remaining_part_of_the_valuable_collection_of_Egyptian_antiquities


Previous owners

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