Shawabty

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


Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.1270

Medium or Technique

Blue faience with black painted details

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

The shawabty is mummiform, arms crossed right over left, holding a hoe in each hand, and wedge-formed feet. Inscribed in front for “the iluminated one, the Osiris, the lady of the house Bak….”

Provenance

Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); Horace L. Mayer Collection, by 1956; gift of Horace L. Mayer, 1956.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer