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Shabti box of Paramnekhu

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
reign of Ramesses II
Date:
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Egyptian Antiquities Service/Maspero excavations, 1885–86
Medium:
Wood, gesso, paint
Dimensions:
H. 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
The wooden shabti box is inscribed for Paramnekhu, a servant in the Place of Truth who was a son or grandson of Sennedjem in whose tomb the box was found. Other objects in the collection that were discovered in the same tomb are numbered 86.1.1–86.1.29
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