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Shawabty of Thutmose

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This shawabty of yellowish pottery depicts a mummiform figure wearing an intricately detailed duplex wig. Its fully rendered arms are crossed at the chest. Incised details include implements of field work held against/over the shoulders. No trace of color or glaze remain. The object is broken...

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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: 11.7 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm (4 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.761

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes