Shawabtys of Nesmutaatneru

Late Period, Dynasty 25
760–660 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, Temple of Hatshepsut, TG 875


Length x width: 26 x 13 cm (10 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Collection of small mud shawabtys that are uninscribed and crudely carved. They were stored in a wooden box with rounded ends and a lid painted with a representation of a funerary bark. A horizontal hieroglyphic inscription in blue runs along all four sides.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, temple of Hatshepsut. 1895: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; 1895: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1895)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription