Uraeus

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 2.9 x 15.3 cm (1 1/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

72.4224

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Uraeus made of light brown wood. Slight traces of pale blue remain. It is a rough and knotty material. The crown of Upper Egypt is on its head. There is a hole below for suspension. The wood is cracked and chipped in some areas.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way