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Shawabty of Denitenkhonsu, born of Irty-ru

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This is a shawabty of Denitenkhonsu, born of Irty-ru. It dates to the Late Period. The typology of this period consists of a tripartite wig, long beard, back pillar and base, with the figure holding the pick on the right shoulder and hoe and cord to a small seed bag on the left. Here the arms...

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Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7792 A. 1928: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. March, 1928

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 18.9 cm (7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1848

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes