Relief of a king

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Fakes, forgeries, and replicas case
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Architecture, Architectural decoration, Relief
Stone/minerals (Limestone)
Height: 200mm | Width: 175mm | Depth: 47mm
Number of Elements

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A limestone object with a depiction of the head of a king carved in sunk relief. The king is shown in profile looking to the right and wearing a nemes-headcloth. An uraeus is included on the brow of the head. This is probably a fake based on sculptor's trial pieces. It was purchased by Wellcome in 1934 from the collection of Mansur Abd el-Sayyid Mansoor.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 14]