Shawabty of the "god's wife" Maatkara
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, TT 320, TG 917
Height: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Blue faience with black painted details
Not On View
The shawabty is mummiform, arms crossed right over left, holding a hoe in each hand, with wedge-formed feet.
Vertical inscription in front reads:
sHD Wsir Hmt-nTr MAat-kA-ra
the illuminated one, the Osiris, God’s Wife Maatkara.
From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); by 1956: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1956, gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA.
(Accession Date: December 1, 1956)
Gift of Horace L. Mayer