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Shawabty fragment

Head of shawabty, bright blue glaze. Facial features are very faint. Black splotches of paint on the back of the head.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7011 B. 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: 2.3 x 2.6 cm (7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-102

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes