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Shawabty

This shawabty fragment dates to the Third Intermediate Period. While this piece has no details or text, this TIP type is characterized by a mummiform pose with arms crossed right over left and each hand holds a hoe. As is typical for this period, there is no back pillar or base and the hoes are...

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Provenance

From Giza. 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: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2092

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes