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Funeral tablet

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Light brown, fine grained wood, back plain. Rectangular fields with red, green, black painted figurines: winged disc above with uraei and jackals; Hathor cow flanked by goddesses; much flaked. Dowels for holding pieces together.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 26.5 cm (7 11/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4362a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi