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Shawabty

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This shawabty of brown wood has very well smoothed surfaces, though now cracking. It depicts a characteristically mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Its arms are crossed over the chest, right over left. The hands each hold a hoe against the shoulder (implements of field work for use in...

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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, early Dynasty 19, 1295–1213 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 20.3 x 6 cm (8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4108

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes