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This is a shawabty of faience with a light blue glaze. It depicts a figure wearing attire of the living, including a flaring skirt/kilt and a duplex wig. Black glaze colors the wig and accents the facial details. Black bands appear around the figure's wrists. The figure's hands are crossed and...

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From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), necropolis. 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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–712 B.C.


Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt


Height x width x depth: 12 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm (4 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 1/18 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes