Shawabty

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 27–30
525–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Hight x width: 15.8 x 4.7 cm (6 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1668

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Shawabty of clay. Mummiform figure with arms (rendered in full) crossed over chest. Traces of white and blue pigment on head; other surfaces fairly worn. Some white efflorescing.

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