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Shawabti of the Count of Thebes, Montuemhat

Montuemhat, one of the greatest native Egyptians of his day, is represented here by an extraordinary funerary figurine, or shabti. The markedly flaring wig is typical for sculpture of late Dynasty XXV, and the prominent facial details parallel those of Montuemhat's many sculptures. The inscription closely follows a text found on the figurines of King Amunhotep III of Dynasty XVIII (circa 1539–1295 B.C.).


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