Figure of Hapy

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22
1070–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 8.8 x 2.8 cm (3 7/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4782

Medium or Technique

Wax

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Wax figurine representing the baboon-headed god Hapy, one of the Four Sons of Horus. The figure is mummiform and wears a long wig. Traces of white priming are visible.

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