Fragment of a Staff

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .53 Length:

Accession Number

72.4806

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Fragment of a staff made from dark-brown wood. The top of the fragment is worked to attached a separate knob/finial with an incised line belowt. In the middle of the shaft are three light rings, perhaps indicating binding of some sort. The bottom of the stick is broken and not preserved.

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