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Shawabty of Horwedja

Pale robin's egg green glaze; defaced by brown spots; headdress covered with fine lines; crossed arms grasping tools; nine horizontal bands of hieroglyphics.


By 1889: Miss Amelia B. Edwards collection; 1889: given to the MFA by Miss Amelia B. Edwards. (Accession Date: November 1, 1889)

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Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards

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

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes