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This pottery (red clay) shawabty is extremely well preserved, including its painted decoration. It depicts a figure adorned in attire of the living: a robed garment with flaring kilt/skirt. He wears a duplex wig. Its hands are crossed and opposed on the chest. Each hand holds a hoe, implements...

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By 1902: with the estate of Mrs. S.D. Warren; 1902: given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. S.D. Warren. (Accession Date: October 11, 1902)

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Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1349–1070 B.C.


Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes