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Shawabty

Robin's egg blue glaze; nine horizontal bands of incised hieroglyphics; arms crossed.

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

72.1693

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes