Related Objects
Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 1st Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 1st Floor; Right of Room 103

Hieroglyphics

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.58.43a
Credit:
Gift of Jane and Wally Ewing
Medium:
Paper and Heelball
Date:
1970 – 1980
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 47" Width: 14.5"
Description:
Paper and Heelball: White paper and black wax. Hieroglyphic rubbing taken from a mummy on display at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in England.
Historical Context:
During the 1970s, Jane Ewing traveled across Europe, documenting brass altar tombs through the process of creating heelball, or crayon and paper rubbings of the images on the tombs. During her travels, she was given permission to create a rubbing of hieroglyphics on a sarcophagus of an Egyptian mummy at the Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford.