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Shawabty of Merysuitef (?)

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This shawabty of reddish clay retains yellow paint on the face and front of the mummiform figure. It wears a tripartite wig, painted black. Arms are folded on the chest with no indications of hands. Black-painted hieroglyphic text (now very faded) on the front of the legs identifies the owner,...

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From Abydos, cemetery G. 1900: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie and Arthur Cruttenden Mace for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: November 1, 1900)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, 1186–1070 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


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

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes