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Shawabty of Queen Henuttawy

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This is a shawabty of dark blue-glazed faience. It depicts a small mummiform figure. Arms are crossed opposite, right over left, and the hands hold a broad hoe in each, rendered in black. The figure wears a black tripartite lappet wig. Black has also been used for other detailing, including...

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From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, DB 320 (cleared 1881). By 1056: in the possession of Miss Nina H. Burnham; 1956: Given to the MFA by Miss Nina H. Burnham. (Accession Date: May 10, 1956)

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Gift of Miss Nina H. Burnham

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, under High Priest Painedjem I, 1070–1032 B.C.


Thebes (Deir el-Bahari), Egypt


Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes