Shawabty of King Siptah

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Siptah
1550–1186 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1071

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Alabaster shawabty of King Siptah represented with striped headcloth and uraeus and with crossed fists; eyes, nostrils, mouth painted black; inscribed one vertical and four horizontal lines in black ink.

Provenance

From Thebes, Royal Tomb no. 47 (Siptah); excavated under the sponsorship of Theodore M. Davis (b. 1837 - d. 1915); 1949, sold by Daniel W. Jones (whose father worked with Davis at Thebes) to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 25, 1949)

*Four objects, 49.1071-1074, were purchased as a group for $25.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund