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Shawabty

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This shawabty of reddish-brown clay depicts a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig with terminal bands on the front lappets and incised striations denoting tresses. A beaded pectoral collar/necklace is also incised around the neck. Hands are crossed and opposed, holding a hoe in each. No...

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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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–712 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 16.5 x 5.4 cm (6 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1651

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes