Crocodile

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 4.7 x 4.7 x 14 cm (1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.721

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Crocodile made of dark green granite or steatite. It is polished, and the surface is somewhat scratched. The details are incised. The tail and forepaws are missing. There is a hole in the base.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way