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Relief of captive

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Fragment of relief carved in light yellow sandstone depicting the head in profile of a foreign captive, with identifying characteristics including a pointed beard and a long sidelock of hair. Broken in three pieces and mended.

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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width: 20.3 x 30.4 cm (8 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.678a-c

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief