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Shawabty of the "god's wife" Maatkara

The shawabty is mummiform, arms crossed right over left, holding hoes, with wedge-formed feet. Vertical inscription in front for the "god's wife" Maatkara, daughter of Pinudjem I.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, royal cache; Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: April 1, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, 1070–945 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, royal cache

Accession Number

57.407

Medium or Technique

Light blue faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes