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Shawabty

This is a mid torso fragment of a shawabty which dates to the Late Period. There are three horizontal lines of incised text encircling the body, ending at the back pillar.There is incised text on the back pillar. Here the arms are crossed right over left. An ancient Egyptian shawabty is a...

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Provenance

From Giza, Debris E of area G 7813. 1931: 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: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.2002

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes