Fragment of bas-relief
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti I
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Tomb of Seti I
Length x width: 6.6 x 7.6 cm (2 5/8 x 3 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment of brightly painted, finely grained limestone preserves part of a hieroglyphic inscription from the tomb of Seti I. The glyphs, arranged vertically, are painted in green, black and red on dull yellow ground.
From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Seti I. 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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way