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The shawabty is mummiform, arms crossed right over left, holding a hoe in each hand, and wedge-formed feet. Inscribed in front for "the iluminated one, the Osiris, the lady of the house Bak...."


Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); Horace L. Mayer Collection, by 1956; gift of Horace L. Mayer, 1956.

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, 1070–945 B.C.


Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

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Blue faience with black painted details


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes