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Fragmentary statue of a seated couple

Upper part of seated male figure, from a pair statue. Light colored, fine-grained stone; face and arms brick red; elaborate curly wig with traces of dull black; two necklaces; broken at waist; part of group.


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, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, 1390–1327 B.C.

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World