Piece of onyx

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 1.9 cm (1 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1223

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Raw materials and by-products

Pale yellow and white; no cutting. Rough oblique cylinder, ringed stone.

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