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Shawabty of Hepat

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 27–30
525–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 18.3 x 5.7 cm (7 3/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1700

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Straw colored with traces of the green glaze; nine horizontal bands of incised hieroglyphics; crossed arms; 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.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way