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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.

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

Accession Number

72.689

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief