Plaque



Accession Number
EC1482
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Fakes case
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Architecture, Architectural decoration, Plaque
Material
Stone/minerals
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 200mm | Width: 320mm
Number of Elements
1 (in 3 pieces)
Animal
Bull/cow

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Description

A plaque of a seated man worshipping a bull with a sun disc between its horns. The object is in three pieces. It is presumed that the top right hand piece is a fake to complete the image. The left hand section shows a bull yet the animal appears to have a Hathorian headdress of sun disc between horns. The piece was purchased by Wellcome from the Rustafjaell sale of 1907 (lot 82 shown on plate 4 of the catalogue) already 'restored'. It is described as 'A limestone Stele with figure in relief of the Apis Bull (restored)'.