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Light colored, fine-grained limestone; dull red ground; honey-comb design in white and black, with white spots.


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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way



Legacy dimension: (a) .095 Length: x .031 W. / (b) .108 Length: x .047 W.

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief