Shawabty of the Overseer of Builders, Neferhotep
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
Finely carved limestone shawabty wearing a striated tripartite wig and a broad collar, and holding a pair of hoes and a pair of baskets. Nine horizontal lines of text inscribed around the lower body and legs include chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead and the name and titles of the Overseer of the Builders of Amun, Neferhotep.
By late 19th century: Omar Pasha Sultan Collection; by 1985: with Jean-Louis Domercq, Galerie du Sycomore, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean-Louis Domercq October 23, 1985.
Edwin E. Jack Fund