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Shawabty

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This shawabty of coarse, reddish clay is a crudely modeled mummiform figure. It wears a tripartite wig. Its arms are crossed over its chest with awkwardly rendered hands crossed and opposed on the chest. The outer edges round upward as though pressed in a mold. It was broken but has been...

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Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 7. 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: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.583

Medium or Technique

pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes