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Shawabty

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This shawabty of brown wood retains ample traces of a bitumen coating. It depicts a characteristically mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Arms are folded over the chest as though bundled beneath linen wrappings, with elbows sharply bent no mdoelling of hands. There are no indications of...

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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 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 19.7 x 5.7 cm (7 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4099

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes