Fake cartouche stamp
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Fakes, forgeries, and replicas case
- Object Types
- Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Written document, Seal impression
- New Kingdom to Modern
- Nineteenth Dynasty
- Ramesses II
- Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
- Height: 106mm | Width: 104mm | Depth: 13mm
- Number of Elements
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A cartouche in terracotta showing the prenomen of Ramesses II. This item is unlikely to be a genuine ancient artefact. Cyril Aldred cites examples of similar artefacts bearing the cartouche of Ramesses III being made in Egypt in the late 1800s. These objects are sometimes falsely believed to be the bases of funerary cones. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1934.
Aldred, Cyril 1957. The 'funerary cones' of Ramesses III. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 43, 113.
- Wellcome Number
- Other Identity
- 199 (written on the reverse in black ink)
- Sotheby & Co.: 17 Dec 1934, Lot 17
- Previous Owner
- Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
- Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
- Last modified: 26 Nov 2021