Fragment of coffin decoration

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 34.5 x 13 cm (13 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4800

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Light colored wood; much worm-eaten; white priming; painted figure of crocodile-headed sphinx wearing a disc; winged sun with uraeus on side.

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