New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Findspot: Egypt, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43)
Height: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This wooden statuette has the shape and proportions similar to shawabty figurines. Carving is somewhat rough, and it caries a coating of bitumen (now black). The figure is mummiform with little modelled detail. It is in battered and worn condition. Part of the left side has split off. There is a square peg at the bottom for attachment to a base (of a coffin, composite object, or the like).
From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 1, 1903)
Gift of Theodore M. Davis