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Shawabty of Henettawy

Light blue glaze; soiled; inscription and details in grayish black; hands crossed; inscribed for the overseer of the treasury, Henettawy.


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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 1070–712 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes