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Shawabty of Padibastet

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This shawabty is inscribed for Padibastet born of Tadihor. This mummiform shawabty is in the classic Late Period form which is characterized by tripartite wig, long beard, back pillar and base. The figure holds the pick on the right shoulder and hoe and cord to a small seed bag on the left. The...

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From Giza, debris in pit G 7450 X II. 1927: 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes