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Shawabty of General Hetepy

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The shawabty is mummiform, hands crossed right over left, holding hoes; wedge-formed feet. Inscribed for "the illuminated one, the Osiris, royal scribe, general Hetepy."


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

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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


Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Green faience with black painted decoration


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes