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Stick Shawabty

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This wooden "stick" shawabty is a highly stylised mummiform figure carved very crudely from a peg/dowel. A tripartite wig is likely intended, and facial features are barely recognizable. An outward curve in the upper portion indicates arms, shown as though bundled beneath linen wrappings. Feet...

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Provenance

From Sheikh Farag SF 65. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3632

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes