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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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Provenance

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.

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: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2887

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes