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Shawabty

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This shawabty is carved of brown wood. Much of the surface was originally covered with white ground in imitation of linen bandages, now worn away in many areas. There is some brown staining on the back. It is a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig, painted black except for ties at the ends...

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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, late Dynasty 18–20, 1390–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 18.3 x 5.7 cm (7 3/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4106

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes