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Shawabty of Hortawy

Faience. Green glaze that is only visible on the wig but faded to a greenish-tan in most other surfaces. Lappet wig, hands crossed, holding hoe and adze(?) and one cord; 8 lines of inscription. Column down back.

Provenance

By 1903: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; 1903: given to the MFA by William Bigelow. (Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 27–30, 525–332 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Egypt

Accession Number

21.2177

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes