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Shawabty of King Seti I

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This is a royal shawabty of brown wood with a bitumen coating. It depicts a characteristically mummiform figure wearing tripartite wig. Well modelled arms are crossed over the chest, right over left. The black coating obscures if it was meant to be shown holding implements in the hands. Six...

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Provenance

Likely 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 Likely originally from the tomb of King Seti I (KV 17), Valley of the Kings, Thebes. 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 19, reign of Seti I, 1294–1279 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 18.3 x 5 cm (7 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4111

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes