Shawabty of the "god's wife" Maatkara

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of
1070–1032 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, TT 320, TG 917

Dimensions

Height: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.1269

Medium or Technique

Blue faience with black painted details

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

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

Translation:
the illuminated one, the Osiris, God’s Wife Maatkara.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer