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Shawabty

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This mummiform shawabty of faience with a greenish white glaze is in the classic Late Period form, characterized by a tripartite wig, long false beard, back pillar and rectangular base. The hands are crossed and opposed, with the left holding a large hoe and a cord to a small seed bag slung over...

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Provenance

By 1872: General di Cesnola collection; 1872: purchased by the MFA from General di Cesnola as part of a group.* (Accession Date: May 15, 1872) *Total price for 72.1-72.473: $3316.18

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.474

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes