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Face for coffin

Wood; white priming; greenish yellow face; white painted eyes; details in black; elaborate headdress; traces of cartonnage; edges ragged.


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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi