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Fragment of wall-decoration

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It is light yellow, coarse-grained sand-stone. There is an incised owl in sunken relief. No trace of color remains.

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

Width x length: 12 x 19 cm (4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.710

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief