Dog's head

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x Length (of head): 4.4 x 2.9 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4235

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Dark brown wood in the shape of a dog’s head. The surface is rough. It has pointed nose and ears. The tips of the ears are broken off. It is broken at the neck.

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