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Shawabty of the Overseer of Works, Taimbebu

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This limestone shawabty depicts a mummiform figure of slightly wide proportions. It wears a tripartite wig and false beard. Hands are crossed and opposed on the chest. The legs are inscribed with hieroglyphic text: one horizontal line atop columns that record a version of the "Shawabty Spell."...

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Brought from Egypt by John Lowell. (Accession Date: January 1, 1878)

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Gift of Thomas Bradford

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


Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes