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Shawabty

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Deep red flesh, black wig; white priming on body; horizontal bands of hieroglyphs on body; crossed arms; stone hidden by coating of paint.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 16.1 x 6.3 x 4.4 cm (6 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.754

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes