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Shawabty of wood with substantial bitumen coating over most surfaces, now worn somewhat smooth in some areas and down to wood in others. Characteristically mummiform figure; wears a tripartite wig; arms crossed over chest as though bundled under wrappings with some modeling of hands. Unclear if...

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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, 1550–1070 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes