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This shawabty of coarse, reddish clay is a crudely modelled mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Its arms are crossed over its chest with awkwardly rendered hands crossed and opposed on the chest. Very faint traces of black lines remain along with some very small patches of white (either...

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From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 41. 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)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Tell Nabasha, Egypt


Height: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes