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Shawabty

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This shawabty is carved of a soft, white limestone. It depicts a mummiform figure with arms crossed opposite right over left on the chest. It wears a detailed duplex wig. No indications of painted decoration or text can be made out. Surfaces are scratched. The shawabty was broken diagonally...

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Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 14.4 x 4.4 cm (5 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1527

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes