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Shawabty of Petosiris

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This shawabty of bright, light blue-glazed faience is in the classic Late Period mummiform style which is characterized by tripartite wig, long false beard, back pillar, and rectangular base. The figure holds the pick on the right shoulder and hoe and cord to a small seed bag on the left...

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From Abydos, cemetery G, tomb of Djedhor (G 50). 1902: 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 on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30, 380–332 B.C.


Abydos, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 10 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm (3 15/16 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes