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Headrest

Octagonal fluting on leg; two pieces; fine-grained; smooth finish; three black and white ivory eyes on each side.

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

72.4254

Medium or Technique

Wood, ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture