Fragment of wall-decoration

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 11.7 x 13.6 cm (4 5/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.711

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

The sandstone is light drab and coarse-grained. It depicts the incised head and bust of a man in profile facing the right. The details are 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