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Uraeus statuette

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Uraeus statuette of light brown wood with pitchy black residue (possibly bitumen) on front. A sun disk is on the head, and it retains traces of red-orange pigment. It is schematically rendered. The lower end is cut for insertion into socket. Possibly originally part of a frieze.


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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.


Width x length: 6 x 23.5 cm (2 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World