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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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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.

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–712 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


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

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes