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This wooden shawabty of wood depicts a male figure wearing the dress of the living, including a flaring kilt/skirt and duplex wig. The hands are crossed over the chest and opposed. No obvious remnants of paint are evident. The shawabty is uninscribed. It is in generally cracked condition with...

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From Naga el-Deir, grave N 12/45. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Government of Egypt in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Naga el-Deir, Egypt


Height: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes