Stone bowl



Accession Number
W400
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Classification
Aston Type 108
Period
Old Kingdom
Dynasty
Fifth Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Breccia)
Measurements
Height: 150mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A stone bowl with bored lug handles, made of red and white breccia (Aston Type 108). It dates from the First to Fifth Dynasties, though most of this type are usually produced between the First and Third Dynasties. It was part of the Rustafjaell collection purchased by Wellcome in 1906. Breccia bowls such as these would have been put in the graves of wealthy people.

Other Identity
W1543 | 577 (a paper rectangular label, perhaps a lot number) | 31 (marked on the side in pencil. This corresponds to number 31 on plate 5 of the Rustafjaell catalogue)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 19–21 Dec 1906, Lot 185
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: 11 Feb 2021

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