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Male face

This face is painted a deep dull-red. The eyes and eyebrows are outlined in black. There is a painted black rim that runs around the the entire exterior of the face, possibly representing the hair and a beard(?). The back of the face is somewhat finished as it is painted white, but is slightly...

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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

72.728

Medium or Technique

Stone or plaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture