About this object

Lid from a pottery slipper-style coffin. Wig, beard and painted zig-zag pattern. Cracked across the lower left corner and mended together.

Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 8380. Acquired at Steven's Auction House, London, 25 January 1921 lot 410.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic; Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    100 BC - 200 AD about
  • Materials
    Pottery ; Paint
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1921 before
  • Measurements
    110 mm x 410 mm x 600 mm
  • Note
    Compare with other examples in Egypt Centre, Swansea University, that are ex Wellcome collection and note that they were acquired at the 1913 Rustafjaell sale, lot 436 (Swansea Egypt Centre numbers W486-9).
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Collector, previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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