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From a coffin or cartonnage. Would have been held in a hand. Ornamented with bands of dull red and green; much defaced and slightly glazed; broken and mended.

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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–31, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 14.9 cm (3 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4289

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings