Shawabty of Nestanebisheru

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21
990–969 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, cache, DB 320

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.406

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 Nestanebisheru, daughter of Pinudjem II.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1956, given to MFA by Horace L. Mayer.
(Accession Date: April 1, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer