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Shawabty of Tashereteniset, mother of Kheperre

This is a legs, feet and base fragment of a shawabty which dates to the Late Period. It is inscribed for Tashereteniset, mother of Kheperre. 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...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) room II (entrance hall), [originally from room III (burial chamber)]. 1929: 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, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.4440

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes