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Shawabty of Askem

Pale blue glazed fragment; incised and painted inscription; hands modeled and support at back.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 20. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C

Accession Number

87.577

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes