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Fragments of wall-decoration

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These fragments of brightly painted, finely grained limestone come from decorative elemets in the tomb of Seti I. They include design of bands, points and circles in dull green, red, yellow, white and black.

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 of (a): 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.) Height of (b): 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.) Height of (c): 1.8 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.645a-c

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief