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Shawabty of Wennakht (?)

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This small shawabty is fashioned of uniformly light blue-glazed faience. It depicts a mummiform figure wearing a tripartite wig. Arms are crossed opposite, left over right. The hands hold implements of field work, specifically a hoe in each hand rendered in black paint. Also in black are the...

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Provenance

By 1922: with John Ellerton Lodge. 1922: Given to the MFA by John Ellerton Lodge. (Accession Date: April 6, 1922)

Credit Line

Gift of John Ellerton Lodge

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–22, 1070–700 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 9.5cm (3 3/4in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.28

Medium or Technique

Blue glazed

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes