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Cylinder seal inscribed with a personal name

Some polish; continuous band of incised hieroglyphics; small hole through center lengthwise.

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

72.1103

Medium or Technique

Black steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals