About this object

Headless kneeling diorite male figure which is inscribed on the back pillar, on the apron and round the base. The torso has been well modelled and the stone is polished. Bernard Bothmer believed the statue came from Athribis (letters from him in the history file).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    M Charles K Sursock
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1931 before
  • Measurements
    247 mm x 110 mm x 177 mm
  • Note
    The piece was purchased for the Wellcome Collection by Mr Stow at a sale held at Glendining's on 15 August 1932 as Lot 460.
  • Related people
    M Charles K Sursock ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1932-08-15
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1932-08-15
    How acquired: Purchased at Glendinings 15 August 1932 (lot 460)
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
  • M Charles K Sursock

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1931-05-05
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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