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Study after a portion of a wall-painting in the British Museum of a goose census, c.1350 BC, from the Tomb of Nebamun at Thebes (EA 37978); ten mottled geese facing left and a leg seen in profile. c.1855-65
- Production date
- 1855-1865 (circa)
Height: 83 millimetres
Width: 113 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 2002-10-26-8 for a general discussion of the album.
Label text from 'Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions', 2007:
Albert Moore (1841-1893)
Studies after Egyptian antiquities in the British Museum, c. 1857-65
These drawings are from an album which originally contained 79 sheets of studies of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities, along with studies from nature. The geese are based on an Egyptian wall painting of a goose census from a tomb of c. 1350 BC and the statue of an Egyptian couple is from the 18th Dynasty. The album was sold at Christie's, London in 2000 and later split up. The Museum has been able to acquire a number of the studies which help reveal Moore’s early artistic training about which little is known.
Purchased with funds from the Friends of Prints and Drawings
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007, 28 June-11 November, BM, room 90, 'Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
From the same album as 2002-10-26-8 and 2003-4-29-2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 11.
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