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Shawabty box/coffin

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This shawabty box of light colored wood has been carved as a rectangular coffin with barrel lid. Preserved painted decoration inclues three rectangles on each long side and one at each end, all with white priming and borders of pale green. The entire surface of both coffin and lid were probably...

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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 18, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width (Box): 24.7 x 10.1 cm (9 3/4 x 4 in.) Length x width (Lid): 24.7 x 9.8 cm (9 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4124a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes