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Shawabty

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This shawabty of brown wood depicts a mummiform figure whose shape and proportions are much like an anthropoid coffin (i.e. wig style and no distinct modeling of arms). It wears a tripartite wig. There is very good preservation of painted decoration with small areas of wear. Most of the lower...

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

Accession Number

RES.72.65

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes