Shawabty of King Siptah

New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Siptah
1550–1186 B.C.


Overall: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Alabaster shawabty of King Siptah represented with striped headcloth and uraeus and with crossed fists; eyes, nostrils, mouth painted black; inscribed one vertical and four horizontal lines in black ink.


From Thebes, Royal Tomb no. 47 (Siptah); excavated under the sponsorship of Theodore M. Davis (b. 1837 - d. 1915); 1949, sold by Daniel W. Jones (whose father worked with Davis at Thebes) to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 25, 1949)

*Four objects, 49.1071-1074, were purchased as a group for $25.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund