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This male figure from a larger wooden model scene is in a pose suggestive of dancing. The figure has a gesso coating that has flaked off in some areas. He wears a kilt with a sash over the left shoulder, painted in white. A short hair/wig style is painted black. The figure's arms are still...

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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, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11 or 12, 2061–1783 B.C.


Height x width: 17.4 x 5.7 cm (6 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, gesso


The Ancient World