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Shawabty

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This shawabty of light brown wood has peg-like proportions somewhat similar to "stick" shawabtys except for slightly broader, modelled shoulder area. The shape is essentially the outline of a mummiform figure. The torso and head are in battered state, such that the degree of original modeling of...

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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.72.57

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes