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Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 11.3 x 2.7 x 3.4 cm (4 7/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4964

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Fragment, Brown wood. Vestiges of white priming. Fore paws together, body split off just back of these.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way