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Shawabty attributed to Hetepef-Hesu(?)

This is two head fragments of a shawabty which date to the Late Period. The object also consists of two chips. One piece is the back of the head and the other piece is the face without a beard. The back is flat. An ancient Egyptian shawabty is a funerary figurine that was intended to magically...

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From Giza G7632 A. 1925: 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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes