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Shawabty

Egyptian
New Kingdom–Third Intermediate Period
1550–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .06 H. .022 W.

Accession Number

72.1708

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Pottery; white priming; yellow; vertical bands of painted hieroglyphics in black; traces of red, blue and black details; back flat, foot broken.

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