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Shawabty of Nebmerutef

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This shawabty, fashioned of well levigated reddish clay, depicts a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig with bands at the end of long frontal lappets and with incised lines denoting tresses. A necklace/collar is incised on the neck. Hands are crossed and opposed with sleeves combined. The...

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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, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18–20, 1400–1070 B.C.


Height x width x thickness: 11.1 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm (4 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes