Objects from the Tomb of King Thutmose IV
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (ca. 1400-1390 B.C.E)
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915

Left Ankh: MMA 30.8.29 - H: 27.7 cm (10 7/8 in); w. 14 cm (5 1/2 in); th. 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Right Ankh: MMA 30.8.30 - H. 21 cm (8 1/4 in); w. 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in); th. 2 cm (13/16 in)
Libation Vessel (Nemset Jar): MMA 30.8.36 - H. 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in); diam. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in)
Bud of a Water Lily: MMA 30.8.35 - L. 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in)
Left shabti: MMA 30.8.25 - H. 15 cm (5 7/8 in)
Middle shabti: MMA 30.8.27 - H. 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in)
Right shabti: MMA 30.8.28 - H. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in)
(During the display change to protect against construction vibrations, some of the accession numbers got mixed up. I've confirmed the numbering here with the museum website numbering.)

(From info card):
"These objects were excavated in the tomb of King Thutmose IV (no. 43 in the Valley of the Kings) by Theodore M. Davis's excavation team led by Howard Carter in 1903. Although thoroughly plundered in antiquity, the tomb still contained remains of the king's funerary equipment. Most of the faience objects were found in a chamber off the sarcophagus crypt. They are of a magic nature, and the blue glaze of the faience material enhanced their potency. Many are inscribed with the king's name, Menkheperura."

"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)

From the Tomb of Thutmose IV at MFA

Similar Ankh at Smithsonian's Freer Gallery