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Fragment of bas-relief

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This fragment of brightly painted, finely grained limestone preserves part of a hieroglyphic inscription from the tomb of Seti I. The glyphs, arranged vertically, are painted in green, black and red on dull yellow ground.

Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Seti I. 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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti I, 1294–1279 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 6.6 x 7.6 cm (2 5/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

72.646

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief