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Cylinder seal inscribed with cursive hieroglyphs

greenish black; polished; incised hieroglyphics; hole lengthwise; good condition.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Early Dynastic period, 2960–2649 B.C.

Accession Number

72.1102

Medium or Technique

Black steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals