Wooden figure



Accession Number
W767
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Egypt and its Neighbours
Object Type
Furniture, Furniture element
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Wood
Measurements
Height (with base): 286mm | Width: 77mm | Depth: 19mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A painted wooden figure of an Asiatic facing left painted black and red. Several old numbers are present - '914' on a square serrated label, '477' on a circular label, and '7'. Such figures only occur on royal furniture which suggests a Theban connection. It was purchased by Wellcome from the Rustafjaell collection in 1906.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 170]

Other Identity
914 (rectangular serrated label) | 7 (circular white sticker) | 477 (circular white sticker with blue border)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 19–21 Dec 1906, Lot 152
Previous Owners
Robert de Rustafjaell (1859–1943) | 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: 22 Jul 2021

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