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Shawabty of Tairbastet

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This is a torso and head fragment of a shawabty inscribed for Tairbastet, the name of the parent is given as Besirbia (bs-jr-bjA). 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...

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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 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: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes