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Shawabty of Iurekires

This Late Period shawabty is inscribed for Iurekires. The typology of this period consists of a tripartite wig, long beard, back pillar and base, with the figure holding the pick on the right shoulder and hoe and cord to a small seed bag on the left. Here the arms are crossed right over left....

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Iw-rk-ir.s; Dd.f anx pr-a3 or possibly x3 pr-a3.


From Giza. Street G 7600, pit Y (G 7600 Y).1929: 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes