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Shawabty of Tashereteniset, mother of Kheperre

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This shawabty, inscribed for Tashereteniset, mother of Kheperre, dates to the Late Period. The typology of this period consists of a tripartite wig, long beard, back pillar and base, with the figure holding the pick on the right shoulder and hoe and cord to a small seed bag on the left. Here...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, top: Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) room IV; bottom: Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) room II (entrance hall), [originally from room III (burial chamber)]. 1929: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.840

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes