Shawabty of Nesikhonsu

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


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, royal cache

Dimensions

Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.405

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

The shawabty is mummiform, arms crossed right over left, holding hoes, with wedge-formed feet. Inscribed with chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead for Nesikhonsu, wife of Pinudjem II,

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, royal cache; Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.
(Accession Date: April 1, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer