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Shawabty of Nekht-Amen, Governor of Diospidis

Deep cream glaze; dark brown lines and four horizontal bands of inscription on back.


From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 31. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20 (?), 1186–1070 B.C.

Accession Number



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes