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Shawabty of Maatkara

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


Dimensions

Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.605

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Bright blue faience, mold-made shawabty of the God’s Wife and Adoratress Maatkara. The arms are folded across the chest, holding a hoe in each hand. One line of text down the center of the body.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer