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Shawabty of Patwer

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This shawabty of grayish, fine-grained limestone depicts a characteristically mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig and false beard. Hands are crossed and opposed, resting on the chest. Black paint has been used to detail facial features and bracelets on the wrists. Nine slightly irregular...

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By 1934: with Frances Lowell Burnett; March 21, 1934: Lent to the MFA by Frances Lowell Burnett; 1991: Given to the MFA by Francis Lowell Burnett. (Accession Date: November 20, 1991)

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Gift of Frances Lowell Burnett

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


Height x width: 21 x 6.5 cm (8 1/4 x 2 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes