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Fragment of wall-decoration

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Part of a hieroglyphic inscription, this fragment of yellow sandstone bears deeply incised hieroglyphs filled with red pigment. Traces of white priming remain. Parts of three vertical lines of text remain, including the words neb kheper.

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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x Width: 17.4 x 8.9 cm (6 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.674

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief