Uraeus

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 4.8 x 14.3 cm (1 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4228

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Uraeus made of light brown wood. Traces of white priming remain. A round disc is on its head. There is a suspension hole through its neck.

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