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Shawabty of High Priest Masaharta

Shawabty of blue glazed faience of the High Priest Masaharta, of Dynasty 21. Column of vertical painted text on front. No back pillar, basket hanging down back. Hands crossed, holding two hoes. Hair not detailed; wears seshed-headband tied at back.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, royal cache; By 1887: Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966. (Accession Date: December 14, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Object Place for Label


Thebes, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes