Shawabty of Khay

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

78.161

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Shawabty of wood. Mummiform figure wearing tripartite wig with painted bands on long frontal lappets. Facial features lightly modelled and accentuated with black paint. Column of incised hieroglyphic text down front of legs identifies the owner as: “Osiris, Royal Scribe, Overseer of the House/Chamber Khay” (Wsir sS-nsw imy-r pr xay).

Provenance

By 1878: with Thomas Bradford; 1878: given to the MFA by Thomas Bradford.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1878)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Bradford