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Shawabty of Ihy

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This is a shawabty of dull gray-brown wood depicts a characteristically mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Incised lines on the upper torso are likely remnants of an incised beaded collar. Arms are crossed over the chest. The hands hold implements of field work for use in the Afterlife....

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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, late Dynasty 18–20, 1390–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 22.2 x 6.6 cm (8 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4115

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes