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Shawabty

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22
1070–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 10.1 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm (4 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.552

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Bright blue vitreous glazed, molded shawabty with details and inscription in dark blue pigment. Hands crossed over breast, holding adzes and baskets; vertical inscription down center.

Provenance

By 1966, sold by Robert Gordon Faudree to Horace L. Mayer (b. 1899 - d. 1968), Williamstown, MA [see note 1]; to his widow, Florence Ellen Mayer, Williamstown; 1978, gift of Mrs. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1978)

NOTES:
[1] First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA on June 29, 1966 (loan no. T-L 13,209).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer