Fragment of wall-decoration
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Length x Width: 17.4 x 8.9 cm (6 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Part of a hieroglyphic inscription, this fragment of yellow sandstone bears deeply incised hieroglyphs filled with red pigment. Traces of white priming remain. Parts of three vertical lines of text remain, including the words neb kheper.
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