About this object

A large square green glazed faience tile with raised relief of a walking figure - a deity or a king - holding a staff and an ankh sign. Head and legs lost. Date uncertain. Sticker on the front with the lot number 167/2 from the sale of the Rev. William McGregor collection.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom; Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 332 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    William MacGregor
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1922 before
  • Measurements
    170 mm x 200 mm
  • Note
    Number painted on the back: 3903
  • Related people
    William MacGregor (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Sotheby's 26 June - 6 July 1922)

    Newberry, Percy

    Author: Newberry, Percy
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1922
    Description: Professor Percy Newberry was very familiar with MacGregor's collection and produced the text for Sotheby's catalogue. There is useful detail, such as where the objects were collected and some photographs.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1922
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1922
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William MacGregor

    Owned from: 1902
    How acquired: Purchased or Excavation subscription
    Owned until: 1922
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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