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Shawabty

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This shawabty is carved of limestone with fairly well smoothed surfaces. It depicts a mummiform figure wearing a duplex wig and a short false beard. Its hands are crossed and opposed on the chest, partially covering an incised three-stranded pectoral collar/necklace. Additional lines may...

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Provenance

By 1905: with Theodore M. Davis; 1905: Given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: September 19, 1905)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.93

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes