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Shaped at top like lotiform capital; five incised fillets below; hexagonal shaft; dull red paint on surface; head broken and mended. Paper tag "630".

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, Middle Kingdom,

Dimensions

Width x length: 4.1 x 33.9 cm (1 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4242

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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