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Shawabty

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–31
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .089 H.

Accession Number

72.1746

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Pottery; bright blue; glazed; horizontal bands of incised hieroglyphics all over body; incrusted with brown; good condition.

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