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Shawabty

This is a mid torso fragment of a shawabty. It is in the Third Intermediate Period form, namely with the arms crossed right over left and each hand holding a hoe. As is typical for this period, there is no back pillar or base and the hoes are the same size. The implements and details are painted...

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Provenance

From Giza, near G7120. 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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–712 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.5271

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes