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Fragment of cavetto cornice

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This fragment of brightly painted, finely grained limestone preserves part of a cavetto cornice from the tomb of Seti I. The conventional ornament is painted in white, olive, blue-green, and dull red, with black lines for borders.

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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti I, 1294–1279 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 15.2 x 22.2 cm (6 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.649

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements