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Shawabty of Bakmut

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This shawabty of reddish pottery retains a white coating and substantial remnants of painted decoration. It is a mummiform figure wearing a black painted tripartite wig. Arms are crossed on the chest, right over left. The left hand holds a black painted broad hoe, while the right appears to hold...

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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 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 19.4 x 5.3 cm (7 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1656

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes