Top of djed pillar emblem

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–31
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 5.4 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4291a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Dull green ground with light stripes; no glaze; remains of dull red; color mostly worn off. Would have been held by a wooden or cartonnage hand on a coffin.

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