Stela (Forgery)



Forgery of an ancient Egyptian antiquity acquired by Sir Henry Wellcome from Robert de Rustafjaell. Paper label with serrated edge printed "12", like others from the de Rustafjaell collection. Another label with the printed number 221. A round label with the auction lot number in pencil 58/6. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, discoloured, loss of pigment, surface dirt, label on base. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 19 – 21 December 1906 (de Rustafjaell sale) Lot 58: Other Fragments in sand and limestone - Kneeling figure of a woman, etc., Men with offerings, etc.; Thebes and Deir-el-Bahri.