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This shawabty dates to the Late Period. The typology of this period consists of a tripartite wig, long beard, back pillar and base, with the figure holding the pick on the right shoulder and hoe and cord to a small seed bag on the left. Here the arms are crossed right over left. The shawabty is...

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From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) room III (burial chamber)1929: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes