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Upper half of shawabty figure

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 6.6 x 2.8 cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

82.191

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Pottery, pea-green, with glaze, defaced and somewhat incrusted; with bands of inscription in intaglio.

This shawabti is inscribed with the shabti spell (chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead) in horizontal lines.

Provenance

From Egypt. By 1882: Dr. James Grant Collection; 1882: Given by Dr. James Grant to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. James Grant