About this object

Limestone fragment with relief carving of hieroglyphs painted in blue and red (the red pigment rubs off easily). Marked in pencil "75/..." and an annotation in blue on the side.

A forgery described as being a fragment of a stela in the 1906 sale catalogue of the Robert de Rustafjaell collection, sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auction house (1906, p. 7, lot 75).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Muslim
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1906 AD before
  • Materials
    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
  • Date collected
    1906 before
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 116 mm x 55 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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