About this object

Fragment of a tomb wall painting on carved limestone. Preserves a fragment of a scene with four people seated. Male figure in the middle, seated between two females, is holding a blue lilly in front of his face. All wear linen robes, broad bead collars and wigs. There is a rectangular sticker with printed number "74.." placed over a round sticker with "404/4" in pencil.

Described as "Two pieces of painted stone or stucco and various fragments of same" in the 1906 sale catalogue of the Robert de Rustafjaell collection, sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auction house (1906, p. 26 lot 404; and illustrated on pl. X.17).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Paint; Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Robert de Rustafjaell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1906 before
  • Measurements
    350 mm x 295 mm x 95 mm
  • Related people
    Robert de Rustafjaell ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities Formed in Egypt by R. de Rustafjaell Esq., Queen's Gate, SW

    Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge

    Author: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge
    Publisher: Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge
    Date: 1906
    Description: Catalogue of Rober de Rustafjaell's collection sold by Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge at 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, on 19, 20 and 21 December 1906.

Ownership

Previous owners

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