Head of a stone statue



Accession Number
W228b
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Gods case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Material
Stone/minerals
Measurements
Height: 50mm | Width: 25mm | depth 37mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Osiris

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Description

A stone head of either a king or the god Osiris wearing the atef crown (the white crown with a plume on either side and a small disc at the top, which was worn in certain religious rituals). This has a back pillar with the remains of an inscription. This was probably part of the Rustafjaell collection purchased by Wellcome in 1906.

Other Identity
297 G (circular label with blue border) | 223/16 (this number is in pencil on the front of the stand. It fits with lot 223 of the 1906 Rustafjaell collection.)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 19–21 Dec 1906, Lot 223
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: 27 Oct 2020

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