Requires Photography

Shawabty of Hortawy

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 27–30
525–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2177

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Faience. Green glaze that is only visible on the wig but faded to a greenish-tan in most other surfaces. Lappet wig, hands crossed, holding hoe and adze(?) and one cord; 8 lines of inscription. Column down back.

Provenance

By 1903: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; 1903: given to the MFA by William Bigelow.
(Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection