About this object

Carnelian flat-backed amulet. Probably representing the goddess Isis holding her arms forward, in the gesture of mourning or making an offering. Broken below the waist.

Purchased at Sotheby's 15 December 1924, lot 144.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Cornelian
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1924 before
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    Sotheby's (Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Associated Person, collector)

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Events

  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale 15 December 1924

    Start date: 1924-12-15
    End date: 1924-12-15
    Description: Sotheby's Sale

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1924-12-15
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1982
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Sotheby's

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1924-12-15
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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