Funeral stele

Egyptian
Late Period
525–343 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .32 H. .223 W.

Accession Number

72.4281

Medium or Technique

Plastered and painted wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele

Yellow brown ground; standing snake, Osiris, Isis and presumbably Horus adored by woman; three horizontal bands of hieroglyphics below; painted in black on brown ground; winged disc above.

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