Fragment of wall-decoration
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti I
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Tomb of Seti I
Height x width: 13.3 x 9.5 cm (5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment of brightly painted, finely grained limestone preserves part of a figure from the tomb of Seti I. The fragment shows part of the torso of the king or a god, painted red, wearing a multi-colored belt, against a yellow 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