Base of shawabty coffin

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .035 H. .066 Length: .044 W.

Accession Number

72.670

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Light-colored, fine-grained; incised hieroglyphs in olive green, blue and dull red; broken in two pieces and mended.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way