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Shawabty of Psamtik-seneb

Green faience shawabty, broken at the knees and repaired in antiquity. The figure wears a long wig and false beard and holds a pair of hoes. Horizontal lines of text around the lower body and legs name the owner as Payabu/Psamtikseneb. An ancient Egyptian shawabty is a funerary figurine that was...

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By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes