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Shabti of Mesu

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:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 15 cm (5 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.28
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
This shabti is inscribed for a woman named Mose, a relation of Sennedjem. Other objects in the collection that were discovered in the same tomb are numbered 86.1.1–86.1.29
Excavated by Gaston Maspero for the Egyptian Antiquities Service, 1885-1886. Sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Egyptian government, 1886.

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