Shawabty of Thutmose IV

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
1400–1390 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV43)


Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bichrome faïence

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Blue faience shawabty of Thutmose IV; details painted in a deep violet manganese pigment. The ends of the headdress are missing.


From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV. 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis