Ankh-sign

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–31
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 14.9 cm (3 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4289

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

From a coffin or cartonnage. Would have been held in a hand. Ornamented with bands of dull red and green; much defaced and slightly glazed; broken and mended.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way