Shawabty

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21
1070–945 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el Bahari

Dimensions

Height: 10.1 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

64.2244

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Blue faience shawabty with details in black, including the fillet, eyes, tools and inscription. Arms folded across chest, proper left over proper right. One vertical line of text down the front of the legs.

Provenance

From the first "Royal Cache" at Deir-el-Bahari, 1881; Luigi Vassalli (1812-1887) collection; by 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer November 29, 1930; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 17, 1964.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer