About this object

Mould or stamp, with incised design on both sides. Described Frederick Hilton Price (a previous owner) as a "Cake Stamp (?) deeply cut on both sides ; on one is represented an altar, and on the other a rude figure of Baubo". (1897, p.423, no. 3517). Purchased at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 12-20 July 1911 lot 352 (1 of 8): "A mould in hard sandstone, one side with figure of Baubo, the other with altar of Asklepios; Roman date".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    30 BC - AD 395 about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Frederick George Hilton Price
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1897 before
  • Measurements
    60 mm x 120 mm x 140 mm
  • Related people
    Frederick George Hilton Price ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

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