Funerary figure

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 28.3 x 6 x 17.4 cm (11 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4901

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Wooden figurine of an Osiride figure, attached to a solid, rectangular base. Traces of painted gesso coating indicate that the body was originally painted white, the broad collar red and ble, the wig black, and the face red. A rectangular hole in the top of the head would have suported a pair of feathers. The base was originally painted yellow.

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