About this object

Fragment of a figurine of a shaven haired man. Broken at waist and both arms missing. Pectoral muscles indicated. Collected by Mrs Eleanor Frances Berens.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1985 BC - 1650 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Eleanor Frances Berens
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1923 before
  • Measurements
    116 mm x 40 mm x 38 mm
  • Note
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 24748A . Purchased at Sotheby's 31 July 1923 (Berens collection, lot. 75).
  • Related people
    Eleanor Frances Berens ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Sotheby's 26 June - 6 July 1922)

    Newberry, Percy

    Author: Newberry, Percy
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1922
    Description: Professor Percy Newberry was very familiar with MacGregor's collection and produced the text for Sotheby's catalogue. There is useful detail, such as where the objects were collected and some photographs.


  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale of the MacGregor Collection 26 June - 6 July 1922

    Start date: 1922-06-26
    End date: 1922-06-26
    Description: Sale of Revd. William MacGregor's collection of Egyptian antiquities.


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