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Shawabty of High Priest Masaharta

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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 visible, holding two hoes. Hair not detailed; headband shown tied at back.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887) by 1966: Horace L. Mayer collection; December 14, 1966, given by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: December 14, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, pontifica, mid-11th century B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.1031

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes