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Five rows of small bits of stone set in cement, three rows are white and two dull black. Uneven surface, ragged edges.


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, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364


Other: 6.2 x 3.9 x 1.5 cm (2 7/16 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tiles and cement


The Ancient World


Architectural elements