About this object

Fragments within a glass frame. A mixture of text and vignettes possibly from more than one work. Fragments seemingly all from the early Romano Egyptian Period and need rearranging. Seen by Dr Luigi Prada (University of Oxford) 6 May 2015.

Marked on the back of the frame 33/3 and a small sticker with border 2356. Label says 'FRAGMENTS OF PAPYRI. Inscribed and painted. Egypt. St: 453/16/9/30 (Webb). 10/-

Ex Wellcome inv. 172774. Purchased at Stevens's Auction Rooms Ltd., London, 16 September 1930 Lot 453: "Specimens of inscribed and figured papyri, in frame, part of cartonnage collar, and a painted figure of Heru, all from Egypt."

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic - Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • 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
    1930 before
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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