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Stick shawabty

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As is customary with this type of figurine, this "stick" shawabty was carved very roughly from a peg/dowel of light brown wood. Details are extremely minimal, but obvious in roughing out a mummiform figure with distinct separatation of anatomical sections: head, body, and feet. There are faded...

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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, Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period, Dy, 2061–1550 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes