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Fragment of wall-decoration

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Light grayish stone; fine-grained; bright yellow ground; head in profile to right; face in dull red with details in greenish-black.


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



Legacy dimension: .124 Length: .057 W.

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief