Fragment of clay figurine

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 6.3 cm (5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1611

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Schematically modeled anthropoid figurine, possibly with ram’s head. Made of reddish clay with no evidence of surface treatment. It is worn.

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