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Fragment of wall-decoration

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It is light colored and fine textured stone. It depicts a female head in sunken relief. She is in profile facing to the left. It is broken at the neck. No trace of color remains. The background is much nicked.


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



Height x width: 12.7 x 15.2 cm (5 x 6 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief