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Shawabty

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This mummiform shawabty of llight blue to purple-gray faience is in the classic Late Period form which is characterized by tripartite wig, long false beard, back pillar, and rectangular base. Hands are crossed right over left with sleeves indicated. The figure holds implements of field work: a...

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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 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.4 x 4.1 cm (4 7/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1658

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes