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Shawabty of Pinudjem II

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Blue faience shawabty with details in black, including the fillet, the stripes on the headdress, the eyes, tools, and text. Arms folded across chest, proper right over proper left, holding a pair of hoes. Six horizontal rows of text naming the First Prophet of Amun, Pinudjem.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887) ; by 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; November 29, 1930, lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer November 29, 1930; December 17, 1964, MFA, given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: February 3, 2003)

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of, 990–969 B.C.


Height: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes