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Staff

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length: 142.3 cm (56 in.)

Accession Number

72.4345

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

Long, straight staff. A majority of the staff retains its natural, red-brown bark, though large sections are missing throughout. Missing bark sections reveal light-brown wood beneath. The shaft is knotted, and exhibits signs of high polishing when originally finished. Both the top and bottom of the staff are rounded.

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