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Stick shawabty and model coffin

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This set includes a wooden "stick" shawabty wrapped in linen with its own model coffin and lid, both also of wood. Characteristic of this type of shawabty, the figure is crudely carved and very schematic in details, fashioned of a single peg/dowel. The rectangular coffin has short legs and a...

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From Sheikh Farag SF 186. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length x height: 29.2 x 12 cm (11 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes