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Lyre side-piece

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Grotesque head of horse with long neck; high crown; lower end broken off; dark brown in color.

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

Legacy dimension: .228 Length: .025 W.

Accession Number

72.4248

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments