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Shawabty

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This shawabty of coarse, red-brown clay is a crudely modeled mummiform figure. It wears a tripartite wig. Its hands are slightly modelled, shown crossed and opposed on the chest. There are possible traces of red paint on the shawabty's foot. An ancient Egyptian shawabty is a funerary figurine...

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Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 3. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20 (?), 1186–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Nabasha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.568

Medium or Technique

pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes