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Shawabty of General Hor, son of Wedjashu

Mummiform shawabty on plinth with back pillar, sleeved arms, holding a pick and a hoe. T-shaped inscription. An ancient Egyptian shawabty is a funerary figurine that was intended to magically animate in the Afterlife in order to act as a proxy for the deceased when called upon to tend to field...

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Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); Horace L. Mayer Collection, by 1956; gift of Horace L. Mayer, 1956.

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30, 381–343 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes