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This shawabty of reddish clay depicts a mummiform figure with tripartite wig, painted blue. Much of the rest of the figure appears to have been yellow. Its arms are crossed opposite right over left on the chest, holding implements of field work. The left hand holds a hoe against the opposite...

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From Abydos. 1900: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie and Arthur Cruttenden Mace 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. (Accession Date: November 1, 1900)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Abydos, Egypt


Height: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes