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Miniature shawabty figure

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One of a group of five miniature shawabty figures. For the other four, see 25.3021. An ancient Egyptian shawabty is a funerary figurine that was intended to magically animate in the Afterlife in order to act as a proxy for the deceased when called upon to tend to field labor or other tasks....

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Ave. 3, black debris.1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 10.4 x 7.2 cm (4 1/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.3005

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets