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Fragment of wall-decoration

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It is light colored and fine-grained stone. It depicts the upper part of the head in sunken relief. His profile faces to the right. He wears an elaborate wig. The lines are in good condition.

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,

Dimensions

Height x Length: 6.6 x 8.6 cm (2 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.683

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief