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Cream-colored face and body; wings and headdress are dull green; dull red on claws; details in black; 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, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 3.5 x 5.7 cm (3 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4183

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment