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Shawabty

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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. The shawabty is uninscribed. The figure is coarsely made...

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Provenance

From Giza Pit G 7767 Y, debris room I. 1930: 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 688–525 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1748

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes