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Uraeus

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Uraeus made of light brown wood. Slight traces of pale blue remain. It is a rough and knotty material. The crown of Upper Egypt is on its head. There is a hole below for suspension. The wood is cracked and chipped in some areas.

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,

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.9 x 15.3 cm (1 1/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

72.4224

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture