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Shawabty of Ramose

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This finely modeled and painted shawabty depicts a mummiform figure with arms crossed right over left on the chest. Each hand holds a hoe (implements of field work for use in the afterlife) against the shoulder. The figure wears a fairly naturalistic duplex wig, a style common especially to the...

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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 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 6 cm (7 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4107

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes