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Shawabty

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This shawabty has a mummiform pose with arms uncrossed with hands opposed, each hand holds a hoe. As is typical for this period, there is no back pillar or base and the hoes are the same size. An incised line marks the bottom of the wig and the bottom of the buttocks. Implements and details of...

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Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7813 T, room II, debris. 1931: 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, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–712 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.1980

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes