About this object

Fragment of basalt carved in sunk relief with part of a cartouche of Tuthmosis III 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.

Provenance is recorded as Deir el-Bahri in the 1906 auction cataogue of the de Rustafjaell collection (p. 6 [57], pl. IX [4].

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date made
    1479 BC about
  • Materials
    Basalt
  • 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: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date collected
    1906 before
  • Measurements
    296 mm x 256 mm x 110 mm
  • Related people
    Robert de Rustafjaell (Collector, previous owner); Walter Talbot Ready (Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities Formed in Egypt by R. de Rustafjaell Esq., Queen's Gate, SW

    Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge

    Author: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge
    Publisher: Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge
    Date: 1906
    Description: Catalogue of Rober de Rustafjaell's collection sold by Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge at 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, on 19, 20 and 21 December 1906.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1913-06-24
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1906-12-19
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Walter Talbot Ready

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Robert de Rustafjaell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1906-12-19
    Disposal method: Sold
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