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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 piece 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...

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Provenance

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.

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: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2889

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes