Fragment of a Staff
Legacy dimension: .53 Length:
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fragment of a staff made from dark-brown wood. The top of the fragment is worked to attached a separate knob/finial with an incised line belowt. In the middle of the shaft are three light rings, perhaps indicating binding of some sort. The bottom of the stick is broken and not preserved.
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