Shawabty of Pinudjem II

Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of
990–969 B.C.


Height: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Blue faience shawabty with details in black, including the fillet, the stripes on the headdress, the eyes, tools, and text. Arms folded across chest, proper right over proper left, holding a pair of hoes. Six horizontal rows of text naming the First Prophet of Amun, Pinudjem.


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 17, 1964, MFA, given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer.
(Accession Date: February 3, 2003)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer