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Stick shawabty and model coffin

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This wooden "stick" shawabty has its own model coffin, also of wood. Both are carved very crudely with minimal detail from cylindrical pegs/dowels, the overall shape of which is still somewhat evident. The mummiform figure of the shawabty has been given extremely little detail, and no trace of...

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From Sheikh Farag 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Height x width: 20.1 x 5.5 cm (7 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes