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Round-topped stele fashioned of a single piece of wood, coated with a layer of plaster (poor preservation), and painted. Colors well preserved where they remain, including red, blue, black, and yellow. Plaster preservation particularly poor upper and central left portion. The scene depicts...

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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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, 945–712 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 27.2 x 19.6 cm (10 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4274

Medium or Technique

Wood, painted gesso

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele