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This limestone shawabty depicts a mummiform figure. It wears a headdress that resembles the nemes-crown, though without a uraeus-cobra. Facial features exhibit large ears and high cheekbones. Hands are crossed over chest, right over left, with slight modelling of arms. The hands are empty. The...

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From Sheikh Farag, Tomb SF 42 c. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12 to Dynasty 13, 1878–1640 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Naga el-Deir, Egypt


Height: 11.9 cm (4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes