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Shawabty attributed to Hetepef-Hesu(?)

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This shawabty has its arms crossed opposite right over left. The shawabty is uninscribed. There is slight damage to the mouth. An ancient Egyptian shawabty is a funerary figurine that was intended to magically animate in the Afterlife in order to act as a proxy for the deceased when called upon...

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Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7632 A, room A IX [?]. 1925: 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 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.4755

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes