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Shabti box of Khabekhnet

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. 23 cm (9 1/16 in)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1886
Accession Number:
86.1.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126
This shabti box belonged to a man named Khabekhnet, son 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
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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