Funeral tablet

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 26.5 cm (7 11/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4362a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Light brown, fine grained wood, back plain. Rectangular fields with red, green, black painted figurines: winged disc above with uraei and jackals; Hathor cow flanked by goddesses; much flaked. Dowels for holding pieces together.

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