About this object

Fragment of basalt carved in sunk relief with part of a cartouche with white pigment inlay. On the underside of the object there appears to be a pivot hole suggesting it has been used as a doorway threshold.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Basalt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry S Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    250 mm x 300 mm
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

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