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Shawabty

This is a lower legs fragment of a shawabty which dates to the Third Intermediate period. The feet are broken off. As is typical for this period, there is no back pillar. The fragmentary text is written in black in one framed vertical column down the front of the figure. It is inscribed for...

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Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7300, debris S of Roman crude brick wall G 7300 Pt. 1927: 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: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.2227

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes