Painted human figure



Accession Number
W473
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Fakes, forgeries, and replicas case
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Sculpture, Statue | Model, Unidentified funerary model, Unidentified figure
Period
Modern
Material
Wood
Measurements
Height: 413mm | Width: 144mm | Depth: 138mm | Weight: 924g
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This wooden figure was purchased in 1931 by Henry Wellcome. In stylistic terms it is unlikely to be a genuine ancient Egyptian object. In particular, the carving of the feet, and the base being made of the same piece of wood raise doubts to its authenticity.

Wellcome Number
A201159
Other Identity
EC1836 (identified through having the same Wellcome number and description)
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 11–12 Aug 1931, Lot 224
Auction Details
Two mummy masks, Egyptian figure; etc.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021

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