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Shawabty

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This faience shawabty has slight traces of greenish glaze remaining, particularly on feet and upper head. It is in the classic Late Period form which is characterized by tripartite wig, long false beard, back pillar, and rectangular base. The hands are crossed right over left with sleeves...

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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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 17.4 x 5 cm (6 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1682

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes