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One painted fragment of a coffin

Scarab in black; two uraei in white, red, and greenish black; circle above with white border, red ground, and figures in white; one side is broken; two additional broken fragments with gesso (also numbered: 561, W282, W284).

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, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Accession Number

72.4809

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi