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Shawabty

This is a foot fragment of a Third Intermediate Period shawabty. As is typical for this period, there is no back pillar or base. The fragmentary text is written in black in one vertical column down the front of the figure. An ancient Egyptian shawabty is a funerary figurine that was intended to...

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Provenance

From Giza, St. 7000, W of G7110. 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: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.5277

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes