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Shawabty of Kaha

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Painted limestone shawabty made of light-colored, fine-grained limestone; five horizontal bands of painted hieroglyphs in black; wig in black; flesh a deep reddish-brown; crossed arms.No agricultural implements are identifiable in his hands. The inscription identifies the owner as the "servant in...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Medina. 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 22.4 x 4.5 cm (8 13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.749

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes