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Shawabty of Meskherper

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This shawabty of fine grained, light limestone depicts a characteristically mummiform figure of well smoothed and rounded proportions. Its arms are crossed over over the chest, right over left. Eyes and eye brows are painted black. A column of hieroglyphic text on the body is applied in black....

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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, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 22.2 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm (8 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.752

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes