Head of a statue



Accession Number
W165
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Kings case
Object Types
Sculpture, Statue | Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Thutmose III to Amenhotep II
Material
Stone/minerals
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 87mm | Width: 86mm | Depth | 73mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

The granite head of a statue wearing a nemes-headcloth and uraeus. Stylistically, this likely represents either Thutmose III or Amenhotep II. Thutmose usually appears either wearing the nemes-headcloth or the white crown. Given the size of the object, it is possible that this represents the head of a shabti figure. It was purchased by Wellcome in 1931.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 4]

Wellcome Number
A173730
Auction
Messrs Foster. Dealer and Auctioneers: 23 Jul 1931, Lot 63
Auction Details
Two Egyptian carved stone heads, on ebonized plinths, 6in. and 6½in. high, an Italian bronze figure of a seated boy, and another of a woman, on stands, 4in. high
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Exhibition
1996–1997, 05 Oct–05 Jan. Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, 'The Face of Egypt'
Last modified: 09 Dec 2021

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