From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Siptah (KV 47), Davis/Burton excavations, 1912–13
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
H. 24 cm (9 7/16 in); w. 8 cm (3 1/8 in); d. 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in)
Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1914
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
The tomb of Siptah (KV 47) was discovered by Theodore M. Davis 1905, and excavation was continued in 1912. During the two seasons, Davis found hundreds of fragments of Egyptian alabaster. Many of these belonged to between 40 and 50 shabtis inscribed with the names of Siptah. Some were sections of funerary vessels. The rest belonged to at least three sarcophagi and two canopic chests, one belonging to Siptah, the other to a Queen Tiye, who has not yet been identified with certainty.
Excavated by Theodore M. Davis, 1912–13 and acquired in the division of finds. Donated to the Museum by Davis, 1914.