Shawabty box of Pamerihu

New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
1295–1070 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 35 x 21.5 x 12.5 cm (13 3/4 x 8 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Double shawabty box in the form of the archaic shrine of Lower Egypt. On two sides, the deceased worships the gods Osiris and Anubis. The narrow sides depict the funerary deities Imsety and Hapy, two of the Four Sons of Horus.


By 1984: with Pierre Mettral, Geneva; 1984: purchased by the MFA from Pierre Mettral, September 10, 1984.

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund and Edwin E. Jack Fund