Sculpture (Forgery)



Carved head. Forgery of an ancient Egyptian antiquity acquired by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1906 from the Robert de Rustafjaell collection. Label with serrated edge with printed number "214" stuck to the surface. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, chipped and abraded surface, pitted, concretions, surface dirt, label adhered to base. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 19 – 21 December 1906 (de Rustafjaell sale).