Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Classical Helmet

c.1799–1800

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Medium
None
Dimensions
Support: 83 x 166 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03854
Turner Bequest LXVI 22

Catalogue entry

Amasis was ruler of Egypt in the sixth century BC, during the twenty-sixth Dynasty of the Pharaohs. Made with the page turned horizontally, this study continues a little way onto the verso of folio 21 opposite (D03853; Turner Bequest LXVI 21).
Other objects from ancient cultures are noted on folios 18 recto, 67 verso, 72 recto and verso, 73 recto, 74 recto and verso, and 75 recto (D03850, D03901, D03906–D03911).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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