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Shawabty

Nude female with long tripartite wig and arms straight at sides, upper portion only. Faience glaze missing. Pressed into a mold. From Zawiet-el-Aryan.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan Z 244 X. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiet el Aryan, Egypt

Accession Number

11.2522

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes