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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.

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

Accession Number

72.681

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture