Shawabty amulets

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30
664–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7011 B east side of chamber

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 0.7 cm (1 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-99

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Six shawabty amulets made from the same mould. One is broken in two pieces and not mended, one missing the feet. The facial features are very faint. The back is flat with a line to indicate the end of the tresses. No hands are indicated. There is no glaze remaining.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7011 B east side of chamber. 1926: 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