Model oar or rudder

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Model, Model Boat, Part of boat, Oar
Number of Elements
Height: 178mm | Width: 50mm | Depth: 12mm

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A wooden rudder or oar, likely from a model boat. Eyes are painted above a lotus on both sides of the oar. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1929. For a model oar painted with the Wedjat eye see Berman 'Catalogue of Objects from Cleveland Museum' No 154.

Wellcome Number
21115 (?) | 72535 (W) (This ticket was found separate from the object. it assumed to be this object as the flimsy in the Wellcome Institute with the same number fits the description of this item.)
Other Identity
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 11 Nov 1924, Lot 149 | Sotheby & Co.: 14 Mar 1929, Lot 3
Previous Owners
Rev. William Frankland Hood (1824–1864) | Monier Faithfull Monier-Williams (1849–1928) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Last modified: 27 Oct 2020

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