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Shawabty of Ameneminet

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This shawabty of beige to gray stone, possibly either limestone or sandstone, depicts a male figure in the dress of the living. Attire consists of of an elaborately detiailed duplex hairstyle/wig and flaring kilt/skirt with pleated pattern. Its arms are crossed over the chest, right over left,...

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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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Height x width x thickness: 21.5 x 6.6 x 5 cm (8 7/16 x 2 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Limestone or sandstone?


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes