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Shawabty of Shema-Amen

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This wooden shawabty depicts a mummiform figure of slender proportions. It wears a tripartite wig, painted black. Its arms are folded over the chest with hands hands indicated crossed and opposed in reddish-brown paint. Painted decoration is well preserved. A general white ground likely...

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By 1902: with the estate of Mrs. S.D. Warren; 1902: given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. S.D. Warren. (Accession Date: October 11, 1902)

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Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes