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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 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.)

Accession Number

26-1-120

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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.

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