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Shawabty

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This shawabty is carved of light brown wood. It retains traces of white priming and yellow ground (though the yellow coloration may in actuality result from the degradation of the white). It depicts a mummiform figure wearing black tripartite wig. AIts hands are crossed and opposed on the chest....

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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, late Dynasty 18–20, 1390–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 19.6 x 4.7 cm (7 11/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4104

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes