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Shawabty

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This shawabty of reddish clay is a mummiform figure wearing a black tripartite wig. It has a thick coat of white paint in imitation of linen bandages. Its arms are crossed right over left on the chest. The right hand holds a broad hoe against the shoulder. If an object wad rendered in the left...

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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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 16.8 x 5 cm (6 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1664

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes