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Shawabty of King Siptah

Alabaster shawabty of King Siptah represented with striped headcloth and uraeus and with crossed fists; eyes, nostrils, mouth painted black; inscribed one vertical and four horizontal lines in black ink.


From Thebes, Royal Tomb no. 47 (Siptah). Excavated by Mr. Theodore M. Davis; 1949: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Daniel W. Jones whose father worked with Davis at Thebes.* (Accession date: Aug-25-1949) *Four objects, 49.1071-1074, purchased as a group for $25.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Siptah, 1550–1186 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes