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Shawabty

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This shawabty of buff clay was formed by mold in the shape of a mummiform figure wearing tripartite wig. Hands are crossed opposite, with arms shown folded over the chest as though bundled under linen wrappings. Hardly any modeling of facial detials is evident. There are no indications of...

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Provenance

By 1922: with John Ellerton Lodge, Esq.; 1922: given to the MFA by John Ellerton Lodge, Esq. (Accession Date: April 6, 1922)

Credit Line

Gift of John Ellerton Lodge

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 13.6cm (5 3/8in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.14

Medium or Technique

Pottery, molded

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes