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Shawabty of Huy

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This shawabty is fashioned of pottery of mostly reddish composition. It is mummiform in shape, wearing a black-painted tripartite wig. The face is painted yellow with the torso and arms a reddish-brown. Arms are crossed on the chest, right over left. The left hand holds a broad hoe, which is...

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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, possibly Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.


Height x width: 16.5 x 5 cm (6 1/2 x 1 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes