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Fragmentary shawabty of Harwa

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Dark gray granite; broken at waist and lower part missing; strongly cut; two horizontal lines of incised hieroglyphs incrusted with white. they comprises the begining of chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead. The first line reads: SAbty pn ir ipt .. The second line reads: HArwi pn r irt...

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Presumably from the tomb of Harwa, Theban tomb 37. 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, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.


Height x width: 12 cm x 7.6 cm.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes