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Shawabty of the Lady of the House, Hatres (?)

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This limestone shawabty figure depicts a mummiform figure, likely female, of slender proportions. It wears a black painted tripartite wig. Facial features are also accented in black. Hands are crossed opposite and combined on the chest. Most surfaces are covered with yellowish paint. Five...

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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, Likely New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.


Height x width x thickness: 17.8 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm (7 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes