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This shawabty of light brown wood retains slight traces of white priming, black, and reddish brown paint. It depicts a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Its arms are crossed left over right on the chest. The left hand holds a broad hoe, while the right holds a narrower hoe (implements...

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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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, likely Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.


Height x width: 24.7 x 6.3 cm (9 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes