Shawabty

Egyptian
New Kingdom–Late Period
1550–343 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4036

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Reddish brown; traces of pale blue; surface rough; much worn shawabty

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