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Shawabty

This shawabty fragment of legs and feet only has a mummiform pose. The fragmentary text written in black in one vertical column down the front of the torso (legs and feet in this case) is illegible. The buttocks line is present. The object was broken in three pieces; one mend has been made. An...

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Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7813 T, room II, debris. 1931: 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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–712 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.1994

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes