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Wooden figurine of an Osiride figure, attached to a solid, rectangular base. Traces of painted gesso coating indicate that the body was originally painted white, the broad collar red and ble, the wig black, and the face red. A rectangular hole in the top of the head would have suported a pair...

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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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Height x width x length: 28.3 x 6 x 17.4 cm (11 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World