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Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

Wooden figurine with separate base, body covered with dull black; three vertical rows of hieroglyphics in green; elaborate necklace; dull bllue-green headdress; white face; traces of white priming on pedestal; also a row of hieroglyphics in pale green and red.

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

72.4073a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment