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Shawabty fragment

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This is the upper portion of a shawabty of highly polished brown-black serpentinite, having broken off through the arms. It is part of a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig with long front lappets and a short false beard. Hands are crossed opposite, resing on the chest. A small seed bag...

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By 1967: with Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamund Lamb. 1967: Given to the MFA by Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamund Lamb (for Reserve Study Collection). (Accession Date: Dec. 13, 1967)

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Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.


Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes