Astragal

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 3.5 x 2 cm (1 3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.740

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Light brown; painted dull red; edges nicked. Small bone used as dice.

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