Cylinder seal

Egyptian
Archaic period


Dimensions

Length x width: 1.7 x 1.4 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1101

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Steatite; dark greenish-brown; incised hieroglyphs; hole lengthwise; surface nicked; incrusted with brown in hieroglyphs.

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