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Shawabty

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Mummiform, hands crossed right over left, holding implements. Vertical inscription on front.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Dimensions

Height: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.1281

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes