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This faience shawabty is coated with a thick beige glaze. It depicts a characteristically mummiform figure wearing tripartite wig. Hands are crossed opposite and combined. The form of the arms is indicated slightly throug modelling as though bundled beneath wrappings. The hands hold implements...

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From Aniba, tomb SA 7. 1910: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1910-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum. (Accession date: March 25, 1992)

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MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, 1186–1070 B.C.


Aniba, Nubia (Egypt)


Height: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes