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Shawabty of Pashed

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This shawabty is carved of a hard, fine-grained, light-brown wood with well smoothed surfaces. It depicts a characteristically mummiform figure wearing tripartite wig, painted black. The paint stops short of the ends of the front lappets of hair to indicate bands. Arms are crossed right over...

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Possibly from Theban Tomb 3 (TT3), Thebes (Luxor). 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, early Dynasty 19, 1295–1213 B.C.


Height x width: 22.5 x 6.6 cm (8 7/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes