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Jemima Blackburn, née Wedderburn (1823-1909)

The Prince of Wales at Thebes, 18 March 1862 dated 18 Mar 1862

RCIN 920994

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The scene illustrates the moment a small mummy is revealed in front of the Prince of Wales and his party at an excavation organised for him by Sa’id Pasha, the Viceroy. The Prince was allowed to keep anything found during the excavation which produced ‘a small mummy & a tablet’. The mummy is no longer in the Royal Collection but the ‘tablet’ is the funerary stela belonging to Nakhtmontu. Presented by the artist to the Prince of Wales, Christmas 1862