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Shawabty

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This faience shawabty appears to have once had a light green to blue-green glaze, most of which has down to the underlying buff to brown paste. Only slight remnants of glaze are evident, particularly on the feet and torso. The shawabty is a characteristically mummiform figure on rectangular...

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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 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 19 x 5.4 cm (7 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1680

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes