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Shawabty of Rekhnefer son of Merenptah

This is an ankle, foot and base fragment of a shawabty inscribed for Rekhnefer son of Merenptah. It dates to the Late Period. 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...

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Provenance

From Giza G 7230-7240: pit G 7230 B, chamber VIII, debris. 1926: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.2180

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes