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Shawabty

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This is a shawabty of pottery (reddish-brown clay). It is very crudely modelled with awkward proportions. It wears a wig and the dress of the living, including flaring kilt/skirt. Remnant paint indicates that the body was painted white with yellow stripe down the center, on which hieroglyphic...

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Provenance

By 1919: with Miss Mary C. Wheelwright; 1919: given to the MFA by Miss Mary C. Wheelwright. (Accession Date: February 6, 1919)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1349–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.28

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes