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Fragment of a statuette of a couple

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The upper portion of a statuette of a standing female with tripartite hair style, this fragment was once part of a pair statuette showing the woman with her husband. Slight traces of red and yellow paint remain. Three vertical columns of incised hieroglyphs on the back read "the Scribe in the...

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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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Height x width x thickness: 14.3 x 7.6 x 5.7 cm (5 5/8 x 3 x 2 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World