Shawabty

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.404

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

The shawabty is mummiform, arms crossed right over left, with wedge-formed feet. Surface painted blue, yellow, red, and green with chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead in black.

Provenance

Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer