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Egyptian


Dimensions

Length: 65.3 cm (25 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4247

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories

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.

Inscription

sDm-aS n imn imn-Htp
"Servant of Amen, Amenhotep."

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