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Shawabty

Light blue in color; traces of blue glaze; one vertical and one horizontal band of incised hieroglyphics; crossed arms; fine condition.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–31, 664–332 B.C.

Accession Number

72.1697

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes