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Shawabty of Khay

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Shawabty of wood. Mummiform figure wearing tripartite wig with painted bands on long frontal lappets. Facial features lightly modelled and accentuated with black paint. Column of incised hieroglyphic text down front of legs identifies the owner as: "Osiris, Royal Scribe, Overseer of the...

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By 1878: with Thomas Bradford; 1878: given to the MFA by Thomas Bradford. (Accession Date: January 1, 1878)

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Gift of Thomas Bradford

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Length: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes