From the Tomb of Thutmose IV

Faience Objects from the Tomb of King Thutmose IV
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (ca. 1400-1390 B.C.E)
Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1903
From left to right:
Shabti #1: MFA #03.1099, Height: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Shabti #2: MFA #03.1098, Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Shabti #3: MFA #03.1100, Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Nemset Jar #1: MFA #03.1106, Height: -- cm (-- in.)
Nemset Jar #2: MFA #03.1104a-b, Height: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Model Throw Stick: MFA #03.1087, Height: -- cm (-- in.)
"In 1903 the Egyptian government granted the right to excavate in the Valley of the Kings to an American named Theodore M. Davis, who financed the excavations. Discovered in January 1903, the tomb of Thutmose IV was the first royal tomb Howard Carter excavated for Davis in the Valley of the Kings. A month later he found the tomb of Hatshepsut, whose magnificent quartzite sarcophagus, recut for her father Thutmose I, is also in this gallery." (From the info card)

"The thirty-odd known shabtis of Thutmose IV (KV43) were the first to be equipped with agricultural tools (Davis 1904, 45-57), explicitly adopting the role of servants." (Campbell Price, "Other Tomb Goods", _The Oxford Handbook of The Valley of the Kings_, edited by Richard Wilkinson and Kent Weeks, (Oxford University Press), page 278)

Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

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