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Head of a shawabty

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Head only. Blue glaze, headdress colored black. From Denderah.

Provenance

From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1090

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes