Painted plaster tomb relief



Accession Number
W1377
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural element, Wall, Surface plaster
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Material
Plaster
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Western
Measurements
Frame - Width: 359mm | Depth: 54mm | Height: 320mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Painted plaster of man, the tomb owner, holding a lotus flower seated in front of a loaded table. The piece is in a wooden frame. The painting has a squared grid designed to help the artist in placing the parts of the body in the correct place. It dates to the early New Kingdom. It was originally part of the Rustafjaell collection purchased by Wellcome in 1906.

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Other Identity
747 (rectangular serrated label on frame) | 249 M (written on pencil on frame)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 19–21 Dec 1906, Lot 402
Previous Owners
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Robert de Rustafjaell (1859–1943)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 12 Nov 2021

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