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Shawabty

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Shawabty of clay. Mummiform figure with arms (rendered in full) crossed over chest. Traces of white and blue pigment on head; other surfaces fairly worn. Some white efflorescing.

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 27–30, 525–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Hight x width: 15.8 x 4.7 cm (6 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1668

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes