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Fine-grained, light brown in color; black inscription in hieratic script; four reed-pens; socket filled with black; good condition.

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, Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 17, 1580–1550 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width: 38 x 5 cm (14 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4295

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Writing