Top of Staff
Length: 65.3 cm (25 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Made of a light brown wood, with an attached finial made from dark, polished wood (ebony?). The shaft of the staff is stripped of bark and smoothed. A vertical line of hieroglyphic text is incised below the handle, giving the title and name of the staff owner.
sDm-aS n imn imn-Htp
"Servant of Amen, Amenhotep."
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