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Shawabty

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 244 X

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 1.6 x 1 cm (1 1/2 x 5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2522

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Nude female with long tripartite wig and arms straight at sides, upper portion only. Faience glaze missing. Pressed into a mold.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 244 X. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition