Shawabty of Khaemtore

New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
1295–1186 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina


Height x width: 20 x 6.8 cm (7 7/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Fine-grained white limestone shawabty with arms crossed and holding a pair of yellow-painted hoes, with eight horizontal bands of incised hieroglyphs on the lower part of the body. The shawabty wears the wig of the living, painted black, and has a red-brown face, black eyes and traces of yellow about the shoulders.


From Thebes, Deir el-Medina. By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames