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Shawabty

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This wooden shawabty is covered fully with bitumen. It depicts a mummiform figure with fully modelled arms crossed opposite over the chest, right over left. Yellowish-white paint has been used for details including hair tresses in the tripartite wig worn by the fiture, facial features, and five...

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Provenance

Said to be from the Valley of the Queens (Thebes), Tomb of Queen Nefertari (QV 66). 1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1953-04.1956, 04.1766-04.1769) for £40. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Ramesses II, 1279–1213 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

04.1766

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes