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Face from a mummiform coffin

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Wood; white priming; yellow face; white painted eye; painted details in dark olive green; decorated headdress and false beard; much chipped.

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, Third Intermediate Period to early Late Period,, 1070–660 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 29 x 25 cm (11 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4777

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi