Shawabty of Nesykhonsu

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21
1070–945 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Thebes; Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.1155

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Shawabty of blue glazed faience of Dynasty 21princess. Six horizontal lines of painted text wrapping around to back. Hands visible, holding two hoes. No back pillar; basket shown hanging down back. Breaks at middle, legs, and feet restored.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); by 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; November 29, 1930, lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer November 29, 1930; December 13, 1967, given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer.
(Accession Date: December 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer