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Shawabty fragments

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

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Temple of Isis room D


Overall: largest 3.7 x 2.9 cm (1 7/16 x 1 1/8 in.) Overall: smallest 1.5 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Five torso fragments of shawabtys made from the same mold. Details are cut in a angular schematic fashion. Surface is much worn. Traces of bright blue glaze.


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