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This wooden shawabty retains traces of white priming/paint on its head and face. It is shaped as a mummiform shape and wears a a tripartite wig. Partially modelled arms are crossed opposite right over left on the chest. No indications of applied text remain. There are slight remains of black...

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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 in division of finds; October 1891: presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: December 8, 1891)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt


Height: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes