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This shawabty of light brown wood depicts a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Hands are crossed opposite over the chest holding implements of field work (two hoes, incised). Five horizontal bands of black painted hieroglyphic text are carried on the legs with dividing lines, recording...

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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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1390–1070 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes