One post for a piece of furniture from the Coptic period
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
Length x width x depth: 66 x 8 x 5 cm (26 x 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Unpolished, light brown wood with no traces of color; elaborately carved with leaves, conventional ornaments and fish.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way