Wig inlay



Overall: 2.2 x 1.6 cm (7/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment

This is an oval, black disc with a flat bottom on one side and is convex on the other side with parallel ribs.

(For similar appliques see 13.3880-13.3898.) This is a wig appliqué for a coffin. The striped pattern on top is meant to imitate hair. See the coffin of Hapy surnamed Ankhtyfty from Meir at the MMA New York.


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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way