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Shawabty

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This shawabty of light brown wood retains many traces of color, particularly dark reddish-brown but also hints of black and red. It is mummiform in shape and wears a tripartite wig. Arms are crossed right over left, rendered rather schematically. It is unclear if the figure was originally shown...

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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: 19.6 x 5.4 cm (7 11/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4092

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes