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Shawabty of the "god's wife" Maatkara

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


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

Dimensions

Height: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.407

Medium or Technique

Light blue faience

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

The shawabty is mummiform, arms crossed right over left, holding hoes, with wedge-formed feet. Vertical inscription in front for the “god’s wife” Maatkara, daughter of Pinudjem I.

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