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Shawabty

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This wooden shawabty retains traces of white priming. It depicts a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Its arms are crossed right over left on the chest and holding implements of field work. A hoe can be made out against the left shoulder, while the object at right is indistinct. A...

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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 x 6.3 cm (7 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4089

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes