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Fragment of wall-decoration

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This fragment of brightly painted, finely grained limestone preserves part of a figure from the tomb of Seti I. The fragment shows part of the torso of the king or a god, painted red and wearing a broad collar, of which only part of the bottom row of beads survives.

Provenance

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.

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: 6 x 8.6 cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.652

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief