About this object

Carnelian amulet probably carved in the shape of a flower or leaf on one side, flat and uninscribed on the other side, pierced on one end for suspension. Slighlty chipped in places.

Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 30417. Formerly in the collection of Hon. Richard Bethell. Purchased at Sotheby's 15 December 1924, lot 144.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Cornelian
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Richard Bethell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    28.5 mm x 9 mm x 5.5 mm
  • Note
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 30417. Formerly in the collection of Hon. Richard Bethell. Purchased at Sotheby's 15 December 1924, lot 144.
  • Related people
    Richard Bethell ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

    Owned from: 1924-12-15
    How acquired: From Henry Solomon Wellcome
    Owned until: 1982
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Solomon Wellcome

    Owned from: 1924-12-15
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1936-06-25
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Richard Bethell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1924-12-15
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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