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Fragment of wall-decoration

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This fragment of brightly painted, finely grained limestone preserves part of a figure from the tomb of Seti I. The fragment shows part of the torso of the king or a god, painted red, wearing a multi-colored belt, against a yellow background.

Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Seti I. 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 19, reign of Seti I, 1294–1279 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.3 x 9.5 cm (5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.651

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief