Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Length x Width x thickness: 6.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 cm (2 5/8 x 1 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Made of fine, white faience, this rectangular mold bears the figure of mummiform, bearded male with a beard, probably the god Imsety. He is shown in profile. The back of the tablet has beveled edges.
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