Stick shawabty and coffin
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 17
Height x width (of coffin): 19 x 5.6 cm (7 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)
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Crudely carved shawabty and coffin, in a style typical of the Second Intermediate Period. The peg-like shawabty bears a version of the late Middle Kingdom shawabty spell in black, cursive hieroglyphs. The coffin imitates the rishi coffins of the period, with a tall, broad nemes headdress and small face.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way