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Face from mummiform coffin

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Face painted yellow; eyes white; details in greenish-black; elaborate headdress in yellow, greenish-black and red; much chipped.


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 to early Late Period,, 1070–660 B.C.


Overall: 18.4 x 16.7cm (7 1/4 x 6 9/16in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi