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Wood; hawk's wings, head of Imsety; elaborate bands above forming necklace; vertical bands of hieroglyphics; yellow, red, green, black and white; on wooden background. Very fragile; large sections of decoration have come loose from the wood. Part "B" is mislabeled 72.4819b.


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



Width x length: 13.2 x 42 cm (5 3/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi