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Shawabty

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This shawabty of pottery (reddish clay) depicts a mummiform figure of slender proportions. It wears a black-painted wig of tripartite style. The face, torso, and arms are painted yellow; the lower body is white with a yellow stripe down the center to frame a column of hieroglyphic text painted...

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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. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Accession Number

RES.72.31

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes