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Uraeus statuette from a frieze

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One of a group of eighteen similar uraeus statuettes, varying slightly in size, probably originally used as a frieze in a private tomb. Carved from a single piece of wood, then plastered and painted. A yellow painted sun disk sits atop the cobra's head, which is painted blue and yellow. ...

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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, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, Amenhotep III or l, 1390–1295 B.C.


Height x width: 19.6 x 5.4 cm (7 11/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, plaster, paint


The Ancient World


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