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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.

Provenance

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

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Accession Number

66.1032

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes