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Shawabty

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This wooden shawabty depicts a mummiform figure of narrow proportions. Arms are slightly visible, crossed opposite over the chest (left over right?). There are traces of blue paint on the figure's wig, which seems to be a short tripartite style. Facial details are rendered in black, and flaky...

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Provenance

From Sheikh Farag (SF 64. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12–13, 1991–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 14.1 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3629

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes