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Shawabty

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This shawabty of wood has traces of a bitumen coating over most surfaces, now worn somewhat smooth in some areas. It depicts a mummiform figure of slender proportions wearing a tripartite wig. Arms are rendered as though folded over the chest and bundled beneath wrappings, with no indications 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, Likely New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Accession Number

RES.72.74

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes