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The surface of this wooden shawabty is discolored with brown in many areas. It depicts a mummiform figure wearing an undetailed duplex wig. Fully modelled arms are crossed opposite right over left on the chest. Traces of reddish-brown remain on the upper body, while scant traces of black...

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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.


Height x width: 22.6 x 7.1 cm (8 7/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes