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Wood; face and tail in cream color; dull blue headdress and wings; dull red legs; crude work.

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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 332–31 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 10.4 x 2.5 x 7.6 cm

Accession Number

72.4182

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment