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This shawabty of brown wood retains remnants of white priming and traces of green and yellow paint. Some incrustations adhere to it as well. It is a mummiform figure shown wearing a tripartite wig. Hands are crossed and opposed on the chest. It is unclear if they were originally depicted holding...

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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, late Dynasty 18–20, 1390–1070 B.C.


Height x width: 17.8 x 6 cm (7 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes