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Shawabty fragments

Five torso fragments of shawabtys made from the same mold. Details are cut in a angular schematic fashion. Surface is much worn. Traces of bright blue glaze.


From Giza, Temple of Isis room D. 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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: largest 3.7 x 2.9 cm (1 7/16 x 1 1/8 in.) Overall: smallest 1.5 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes