Fragmentary head of a king
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti I
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Tomb of Seti I
Height x width: 18.7 x 17.8 cm (7 3/8 x 7 in.)
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This fragment of brightly painted, finely grained limestone preserves part of a figure of the king, faing right, from the tomb of Seti I. The fragment shows a portion of the king’s face, his ear, and part of his nemes headdress. The skin is painted red, with the eye and eyebrow in dark blue and the headress striped blue and yellow.
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