Statue of a seated figure



Accession Number
W224
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Glass case
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Sculpture, Statue
Period
Modern
Material
Glass
Measurements
Height: 119mm | Width: 49mm | Depth: 49mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A moulded purple glass statue of a seated figure. Glass making did not appear until the Eighteenth Dynasty in Egypt. An analysis of the glass by Paul Nicholson (Cardiff) and Caroline Jackson (Sheffield University) indicated that it was modern. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1919.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 13]