Fragment of relief
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti I
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Tomb of Seti I
Height x width: 4.7 x 11.7 cm (1 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment of brightly painted, finely grained limestone preserves part of a hieroglyphic inscription from the tomb of Seti I. The glyphs, arranged horizontally, are painted in red, olive green and black on a white background.
From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Seti I. 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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way