Shawabty of Imhetep son of Heribwadjet
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7600, pit S, room III (G 7600 S III)
Overall: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This shawabty is attributed to Imhetep son of Heribwadjet and 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 the right shoulder and hoe and cord to a small seed bag on the left. The position of the arms is undertermined. There is a large chip missing from the arms. There is incised text on the back pillar.
This shawabti is inscribed with one vertical line containing Imhetep’s name and his mother’s name.
From Giza, Street G 7600, pit S, room III (G 7600 S III). 1929: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition