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Shawabty

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This shawabty of brownish clay has a thick coating of white paint over majority of body in imitation of linen wrappings. It is a flat-backed mummiform figure with a black painted tripartite wig with brownish-orange bands at the ends of the front lappets of hair. It wears a multi-stranded...

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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 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 15.9 x 4.7 cm (6 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1659

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes