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Shawabty of the priest of Sekhmet Huy

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This is a shawabty of dark blue glazed faience. It depicts a mummiform figure. The figure wears a tripartite wig and short false beard. Very narrow modelled arms are shown crossed over the chest, right over left. The shawabty's feet are somewhat flat. Details have been added in black: striations...

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Provenance

From Abydos, cemetery G. 1900: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie and Arthur Cruttenden Mace 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: November 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18–early Dynasty 19, 1550–1213 B.C.

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Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 16.5 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm (6 1/2 x 2 7/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.698

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes