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Shawabty

This is a torso fragment of a shawabty which falls between the TIP and Late Period and likely dates to Dynasty 25. This form is characterized by a tripartite wig, long beard, and a naturalistic back, (without a back pillar or base which are Late Period features). The figure holds two hoes, not...

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Provenance

From Giza, N of subsidiary pyramid G I-b. 1924: 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 25, 760–660 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.5265

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes