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Painted fragment from coffin

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Part of female figure; reddish brown skin; elaborate necklace in green, red, black and white; green, white and red headdress; black outlines; good drawing. Name of the goddess Nut in upper right corner is smudged but readable. Rear of piece covered with bitumen that is flaking off. Part of a...

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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,

Dimensions

Height x width: 31.6 x 9.8cm (12 7/16 x 3 7/8in.)

Accession Number

72.4808

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi