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Shabti of Amenhotep III

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, West probably, Tomb of Amenhotep III (WV 22) probably
Medium:
Ebony; eyes inlaid with blue, white, black glass; inscription filled with pigment
Dimensions:
H. 40 cm (15 3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.2.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
This shabti is inscribed for Amenhotep III. The crown that once adorned the head of this shabti must have been made of another material. The eyes are inlaid with colored glass and the hieroglyphs are filled with yellow paste.
Formerly Rustafjaell Collection; sold at auction (Anderson Gallery, Lot 193), 1915. Purchased by the Museum at the second session, Monday evening, November 29, 1915.

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