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Shawabty of Tayuheret, chief of the entertainers of Amonrasonther

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


Height: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Blue faience shawabty, with details in black, including the stripes on the headdress, the eyes, the broad collar, and the inscription. Arms folded across chest, proper right over proper left, holding a pair of hoes.


From first "Royal Cache" at Deir el-Bahari, 1881; Luigi Vasallli (1812-1887) collection; by 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer November 29, 1930; given to the MFA by Horace L. MAyer december 17, 1964.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer