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Shawabty fragment

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This fragment of a shawabty represents approximately half of the original of dark gray-black serpentinite. The figure is of mummiform shape, wearing both a tripartite wig and a false beard. Its arms cross at the chest, right over left, and its hands hold implements of field work. There are two...

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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 25, 760–660 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 9.8 x 5.7 cm (3 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.746

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes