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This shawabty is molded of pottery (coarse, red clay). It depicts a mummiform figure of awkward proportions, rough modeling, and minimal detailing. The figure wears a tripartite wig. Arms are modeled as mere bulges, though likely meant to show hands crossed and opposed. There are no indications...

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From Abydos, Cemetery G, tomb of Padewesir and Djedhor. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Abydos, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique

Pottery; molded


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes