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Funerary stele of Wedja-Hor

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Right side fragment of a round-topped stele, formed originally of more than one piece of wood held together by dowels (parts of which remain in holes in the side). All surfaces originally covered with plaster and painted with bule, red, green, yellow, black, and white. Gesso chipped slightly...

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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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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


Height x width x depth: 45.7 x 9.8 x 2.3 cm (18 x 3 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele