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Shawabty

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This shawabty of pinkish pottery depicts a characteristically mummiform figure wearing a wig, likley duplex style, painted in black. The body is painted white with a yellow stripe down the center, on which hieroglyphic text is painted in black (worn away and difficult to read). Paint is...

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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, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.29

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes