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Shawabty of Hor (?), son of Wadjet

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Mummiform shawabty on plinth with back pillar, sleeved arms, holding a pick and a hoe. Vertical inscription.


From the Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); by 1956: with the Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1956: given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: December 13, 1956)

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 18.5 x 4.5 x 3.8cm (7 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes