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Shawabty of Nestanebisheru

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Mummiform shawabty, arms crossed right over left, holding a hoe in each hand, inscribed with chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, royal cache; Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); Horace L. Mayer Collection, by 1956; gift of Horace L. Mayer, 1956. (Accession Date: December 1, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, 1070–945 B.C.

Object Place

Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, Egypt


Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Blue faience with black painted details


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes