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Shawabty

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period
1070–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .12 H. .038 W.

Accession Number

72.1726

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Dark blue glaze; inscription and details in dark purple; hands crossed; flail in each hand; broken across legs 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