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Shawabty of high priest Masaharta

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Blue faience shawabty with details in black including the fillet, eyes, tools, and text. Arms folded across chest, holding a pair of hoes. Vertical line of text down front of legs.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887) collection; by 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; November 29, 1930, lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer; December 17, 1964: given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: December 24, 1964)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, pontifica, 1054–1046 B.C.

Object Place

Deir el-Bahari, Egypt


Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes