Head of a statue



Accession Number
EC1010
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Egypt and its Neighbours
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Material
Stone/minerals (Sandstone)
Measurements
Height: 200mm | Width: 112mm | Depth: 124mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Nubian

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Description

A yellow sandstone head wearing a solar-disk on top. A back pillar is present on the back. Stylistically, the statue is possibly Meroitic, although there is no archaeological context for the object.

Other Identity
762 (rectangular serrated label) | 2 (rectangular white label)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 19–21 Dec 1906
Previous Owners
Robert de Rustafjaell (1859–1943) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 08 Aug 2021

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