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Yellow brown ground; standing snake, Osiris, Isis and presumbably Horus adored by woman; three horizontal bands of hieroglyphics below; painted in black on brown ground; winged disc above.


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

Egyptian, Late Period, 525–343 B.C.


Legacy dimension: .32 H. .223 W.

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Medium or Technique

Plastered and painted wood


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele