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Shawabty

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This faience shawabty carries a light blue glaze, which has worn away especially in lower areas of the figure. Its mummiform shape is in the classic Late Period form which is characterized by tripartite wig, long false beard, back pillar, and rectangular base. The tripartite wig has incised...

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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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 20.7 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm (8 1/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1686

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes