Shawabty of high priest Masaharta

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, pontifica
1054–1046 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.2246

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 text. Arms folded across chest, holding a pair of hoes. Vertical line of text down front of legs.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887) collection; by 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; November 29, 1930, lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer; December 17, 1964: given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer.
(Accession Date: December 24, 1964)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer