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Peg/stick Shawabty

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This wooden shawabty has some attributes of both peg and stick shawabtys. It has bundled, fetal-like proportions, rather than fully modelled shape of a mummiform figure. However, the foot is blocked in, as with stick shawabtys, rather than being fully rounded as in many peg forms. A column of...

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From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna). 1890-1891: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 1891, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: December 8, 1891)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, likely Dynasty 20, 1186–1070 B.C.


Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt


Height: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes