Shawabty box of Pamerihu

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
1295–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 35 x 21.5 x 12.5 cm (13 3/4 x 8 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.411

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Double shawabty box in the form of the archaic shrine of Lower Egypt. On two sides, the deceased worships the gods Osiris and Anubis. The narrow sides depict the funerary deities Imsety and Hapy, two of the Four Sons of Horus.

Provenance

By 1984: with Pierre Mettral, Geneva; 1984: purchased by the MFA from Pierre Mettral, September 10, 1984.

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund and Edwin E. Jack Fund