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Shawabty

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This is a head and torso fragment of a New Kingdom shawabty. The figure is made of pinkish pottery with a white gesso coating and polychrome decoration, much worn. Ont he face and wig there are traces of yellow, the hands are red. The pectoral is composed of short white and red vertical strips...

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Provenance

From Giza, north of G 7110. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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, New Kingdom,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

25.5255

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes