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Fragment with peg

Rectangular fragment of wood, rough and irregular; traces of coating. Peg running the width of the fragment is in place in its hole. The peg is similar in size to those found in coffins and other large wooden items.

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,

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17.1 x 6.4 cm (6 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4992

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments