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Shawabty

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This shawabty of uniform reddish brown, unglazed clay is somewhat roughly modelled, but well smoothed. It is mummiform in shape, wearing a tripartite wig. Well modelled arms are crossed right over left on the chest chest. Each hand holds an implement of field work. The right hand grasps a hoe,...

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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, 1550–1295 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 17.4 x 4.7 cm (6 7/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1660

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes