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Shawabty

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The painted decoration on this wooden shawabty is fairly well preserved. The object depicts a mummiform figure of slender proportions wearing a tripartite wig. Hands are crossed opposite and combined, shown holding implements of field work (two hoes). There is a white ground. The upper portion...

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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: Juen 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.72.47

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes