Relief Carving



Fragment of a 'trial piece' of limestone. Raised relief carving on both sides: face in profile; face in profile with vulture headress. Very damaged. Purchased at Sotheby's 12 November 1928 Lot 379 by Mr Wilkes for Henry Wellcome. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 78244: "FRAGMENT OF STUDENT'S TRIAL PIECE. Pottery; corner piece, with the head of a King modelled either side. 3 7/8" X 2 ½". Egyptian". Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 12 November 1928 Lot 379: "A stone Slab. 6 in. by 3 in. with cartouche of Ramses II. 19th Dynasty. Egyptian; a Pottery Lid of a canopic jar. With head of Mestba. Modelled and painted. 4 in. high ; an Egyptian alabaster Vase. 4in. High : the Fragment of a Student's Trialpiece. with relief head of a King on either side: and four fragments".