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Shawabty

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This shawabty of light brown, fine-grained wood retains slight traces of white figure wearing the attire of the living, indcluding a flaring kilt and an undetailed duplex wig. Its arms, rendered somewhat schematically, are crossed over the chest with hands seemingly opposed. A slight crack runs...

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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: 18.3 x 5 cm (7 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4119

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes