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Shawabty of Tairbastet

This shawabty is inscribed for Tairbastet, the name of the parent is given as Besirbia (bs-jr-bjA). It is in the classic Late Period form which is characterized by tripartite wig, long beard, back pillar and base. Here the figure holds the pick on the right shoulder and hoe and cord to a small...

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From Giza, debris in pit G 7450 X II. 1927: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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


Overall: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes