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Shawabty

This mummiform shawabty has a tripartite wig and a long plain beard. The arms are crossed and hands opposed. The tools are modeled in low relief or outlined by an incised line. The right hand holds a large hoe and a cord to small seed bag slung over the back of the left shoulder. The left hand...

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Provenance

From Giza Pit G 7511 A, chamber H, N gebel grave in floor, [debris in rock-cut coffin]. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.3367

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes