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Fragment of shawabty of Akhenaten

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Findspot Information: Presumably el-Amarna, royal tomb or wadi. Purchased from C. Abner. The object was was purchased from C. Abner on April 14, 1965. It is well known. It was in the travelling exhibition "Akhenaten and Nefertiti" (Brooklyn/Detroit 1973-74) and is also published in the monograph on the objects from the Royal Tomb at el-Amarna (Martin 1974, pp. 55-55, no. 137, pl. 36).

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1353–1336 B.C.


8.3 x 7.2 x 6 cm (3 1/4 x 2 13/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes