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Shawabty of King Seti (?)

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This shawabty of dark brown wood has well smoothed surfaces, though portions of the surface are incrusted with black likely from an original bitumen coating. The figure is mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig. Its hands are crossed and opposed on the chest. There are no indications of painted...

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Provenance

Possibly originally from the tomb of King Seti I (KV 17), Valley of the Kings, Thebes. 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, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 18.4 x 5.1 cm (7 1/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4114

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes