About this object

Pottery lid in form of the human head. Human face facing front with right side hair broken and missing. Slightly pitted surface and crude facial features.

Rectangular ticket stuck to the surface on the right of the face, with the number "226"; placed over a circular sticker which is stuck to a rectangular sticker with ornate blue border - very much like items from the de Rustafjael collection.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC
  • Materials
  • 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
  • Date collected
    1971 before
  • Measurements
    80 mm x 70 mm x 55 mm
  • Related people
    Robert de Rustafjaell ( Collector); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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