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Stick shawabty

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This "stick" shawabty is very roughly carved from a wooden peg/dowel. Details are extremely minimal, barely representing more than an overall outline of a mummiform figure with indications of very basic anatomical segments: head, body, and feet. This type of shawabty was often provided with its...

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From Sheikh Farag (tomb/grave SF167. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. Assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Likely Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12–13, 1991–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Height: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes