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Shawabty

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This shawabty of light wood depicts a mummiform figure. The figure wears a tripartite wig, painted black. Its arms are crossed opposite over the chest, likely right over left. Facial are details are accentuated with black paint. A pronounced furrow indicates the division between the figure's...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

91.261

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes