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This inlay tile is made of blue-green glazed faience. It is possibly originally from the side of a box or small shrine. There are recessed figures for additional inlay in the form of three standing goddesses: (right to left) Neith, Renenutet, and Ipy the Great. All have name labels in recessed...

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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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6, 2465–2150 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x Height x thickness: 11.3 x 9.2 x 2 cm (4 7/16 x 3 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1593

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture