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Funerary stele of Seperefha-Khonsu

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Round-topped stele of a single piece of wood, covered entirely with a layer of plaster, and painted with red, blue, green, black, and white. Some darkening and fading of colors. Large cracks in wood, and plaster chipped or worn away in spots. At top a sun disk is depicted with...

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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, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 34.6 x 21.2 x 2.5 cm (13 5/8 x 8 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

72.4278

Medium or Technique

Wood, painted gesso

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele