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Rim of bronze. Inserted whites made of bone(?). The iris is missing and only the cement shows. One of a pair with 72.4462.

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,

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.6 x 6.3 cm (5/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4463

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture