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Shawabty of Nesykhonsu

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Shawabty of blue glazed faience of Dynasty 21princess. Six horizontal lines of painted text wrapping around to back. Hands visible, holding two hoes. No back pillar; basket shown hanging down back. Breaks at middle, legs, and feet restored.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri cache, DB 320 (cleared 1881); Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887); by 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; November 29, 1930, lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer November 29, 1930; December 13, 1967, given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: December 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Findspot

Egypt

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.1155

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes