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Face from a coffin

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Well modeled face from a coffin, carved from dark, fine grained wood; painted eyes and eyebrows; badly worm-eaten on left side; square plug above for attachment of wig or headdress.

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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1085–751 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 x 15.7 cm (10 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4733

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi