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Eye for inlay

Brown discoloration; pupil of black polished glass.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Accession Number

72.4713

Medium or Technique

Ivory, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown