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Shawabty

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The shawabty is mummiform, arms crossed right over left, with wedge-formed feet. Surface painted blue, yellow, red, and green with chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead in black.

Provenance

Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1539–1075 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.404

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes