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Shawabtys of Nesmutaatneru

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Collection of small mud shawabtys that are uninscribed and crudely carved. They were stored in a wooden box with rounded ends and a lid painted with a representation of a funerary bark. A horizontal hieroglyphic inscription in blue runs along all four sides.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, temple of Hatshepsut. 1895: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; 1895: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1895)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 664–525 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, Egypt


Length x width: 26 x 14 cm (10 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes