Lid of a box (?)
Possibly Middle Kingdom
Overall: 41 x 24 cm (16 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Made of baked earthenware and decorated in raised relief, this lid depicts a dead foreigner lying on his side in a fetal position. The holes around the edge were probably intended to secure it to a box or other object.
Professor Franz Gross (b. 1913 – d. 1984), Basel; 1984, by inheritance to his wife, Basel; March 30-31, 2009, Franz Gross collection sale, Koller, Zürich, lot 823. 2012: Galerie Rhéa, Zurich; 2012: sold by Galerie Rhéa to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2012)
Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund