Several New Kingdom Shabtis
6: Shawabti of Amen-em-hat
Egypt, Dynasty 18, 1570-1293 B.C.E.
Black steatite
Lent by the Dubroff Family Trust
7: Shawabti of Tjay, high priest of Osiris
Egypt (from Abydos), Dynasty 18, 1570-1293 B.C.E.
Faience, Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900, MFA #00.699
The horizontal bands have the "shawabty spell from Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead" (from museum website)
8: Shawabti of Kaha
Egypt (From Deir el-Medina), Dynasty 19, 1293-1185 B.C.E.
Limestone, Height x width: 24.1 x 4.4 cm (9 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
Gift of C. Granville Way 1872, MFA #72.751
"The inscription identifies the owner as the "servant in the Place of Truth, Kaha", indicating that he was one of the villagers from Deir el Medina who worked on the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings." (from museum website)
9: Shawabti of Neferhotep
Egypt, late Dynasty 18, 1310-1293 B.C.E.
Limestone, Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)
Edwin E. Jack Fund 1985, MFA #1985.707
"Nine horizontal lines of text inscribed around the lower body and legs include chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead and the name and titles of the Overseer of the Builders of Amun, Neferhotep."(from museum website)
10: Shawabti of Nakht
Egypt, Dynasty 18-19, 1579-1185
Polychrome faience
Lent by the Dubroff Family Trust
Photos © Joan Ann Lansberry