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Shawabty

This is a legs and base fragment of a shawabty which dates to the Late Period. There is one framed column of incised text on the front of the figure. There are remnants of the inscription on the front with a vertical line running down the right side. The inscription includes 4 hieroglyphs...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 7060, Thieves' break in floor of offering room. 1926: 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.2076

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes