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Shawabty of Patjau (alt: Panefu)

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This shawabty of pottery (reddish clay) is one of nine originally contained within a pottery jar with a jackal-head lid. It depicts a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Its hands are crossed and opposed on the chest. They hold the cords of a net or basket hung over the shoulders,...

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From Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie 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: January 1, 1903)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes