Fragment of wall-decoration

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 14.6 x 10.1 cm (5 3/4 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

72.696

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

The stone is light-colored and fine-grained. Traces of pinkish color remain. It depicts the head of an animal with a long horn in raised relief. It is facing to the right.

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