Stela (Forgery)

LL 5138


Forgery of an ancient Egyptian stela acquired by William Hesketh Lever from the excavations committee of the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, in return for his subscription to a season of excavations at Abydos in 1907. The stela appears in a photograph taken at Abydos in 1907 (no. A640) with 5 other stelae, most of which appear to be from the Roman Period. Lady Lever Loan 1968 MS, "Oblong white limestone stela with plumed ornament at top, 4 plumes painted red. Three panels under this each with 2 figures & hieroglpyhic inscriptions above. Provenance?".