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White marble; corners and edges are worn; somewhat dirty.

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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp,

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.5 x 3.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.564

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects