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Headrest

In two parts; traces of white priming; vertical column of hieroglyphics in black on white on one side; black and white painted spots on other.

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

72.4255

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture