Shawabty of Pinudjem II

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


Dimensions

Height: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.2247

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Blue faience shawabty with details in black, including the fillet, the stripes on the headdress, the eyes, tools, and text. Arms folded across chest, proper right over proper left, holding a pair of hoes. Six horizontal rows of text naming the First Prophet of Amun, Pinudjem.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887) ; by 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; November 29, 1930, lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer November 29, 1930; December 17, 1964, MFA, given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer.
(Accession Date: February 3, 2003)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer