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4 rounded legs on the stool taper toward the bottom and then flare out again to terminate in wide convex pads at the foot. 3 braces restored. 1 original. Restored by J. C. Lachevre in 1982.


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, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 26.2 x 36.8 x 37.2 cm (10 5/16 x 14 1/2 x 14 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood (acacia)


The Ancient World