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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.


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).

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

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

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes