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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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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes