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Shawabty fragments

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Temple of Isis room D

Dimensions

Overall: largest 2.6 x 1.4 cm (1 x 9/16 in.) Overall: smallest 1.1 x 1.3 cm (7/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-123

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Eight foot fragments of shawabtys of varying sizes. Some have a back pillar and base and others do not.

Provenance

From Giza, Temple of Isis room D. 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