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Shawabty of a woman

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This shawabty of reddish clay is shaped as a mummiform figure. The front of the body and the face have remnants of yellow paint, while the sides and back are white and a tripartite wig black. Somewhat awkwardly rendered arms are crossed over the chest, right over left. Surfaces are somewhat...

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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, Dynasty 20, 1186–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Hieght: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.693

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes