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Shawabty

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .057 H. .019 W.

Accession Number

72.1721

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Pottery; deep blue glaze; traces of painted row of hieroglyphics in dark purple on the back; long beard; crossed arms; crude work.

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