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Shawabty of Pentaweret

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This shawabty of pottery is a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig and multi-stranded pectoral collar/necklace. It is depicted with arms crossed over chest, right over left, and hands holding implements of field work. The right hand holds a hoe, while the object in the left hand is...

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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, Late New Kingdom or later Dynasty 19–24, 1295–712 B.C.


Height x width: 18.7 x 5.7 cm (7 3/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes