Collection of 9 Egyptian antiquities by Unknown Artist

1) Wooden figure of Ramery-Hashetef, inspector of the estates of Pharoah; 2) Skull of the deceased; 3) Inscribed pillow of alabaster; 4) Wooden figure, probably wife of deceased; 5) Wooden pillow for the wife; 6) Object made of reeds and cords; 7) 4 painted wooden figures preparing food.


Details

Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £500)
Acquired in:
1922
Vendor:
Professor Flinders Petrie

8) 3 painted wooden figures on plinth; 9) 3 wooden figures rubbing down grain and baking cakes (illustrated).

Provenance

Found in a burial group in the cemetery of Heracleopolis in Middle Egypt. Collection of antiquities acquired by Professor Petrie from the Bri- tish School of Archaeology in Cairo.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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