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Uraeus statuette from a frieze

One of a group of eighteen similar uraeus statuettes, varying slightly in size, probably originally used as a frieze in a private tomb. Carved from a single piece of wood, then plastered and painted. Paint heavily worn; only traces of paint remain. Comparison with others from the group...

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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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, Amenhotep III or l, 1390–1295 B.C.

Accession Number

72.4210

Medium or Technique

Wood, plaster, paint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements