Door of a shrine



Accession Number
EC485
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Kings case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shrine
Periods
Late Period to Graeco-Roman Period
Materials
Gesso | Metals/alloys (Gold leaf) | Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 264mm | Width: 148mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A door leaf from a shrine. It is made of wood with modelled gesso in preparation for gilding, and dates from the Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic period. The original shrine would have been intended to house the image of a deity. The decoration represents an unnamed king wearing the blue crown and kneeling to adore the statue therein. It was part of the MacGregor collection purchased by Wellcome in 1922.

Last modified: 20 Oct 2020

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