Shabti of Siptah
- New Kingdom, Ramesside
- Dynasty 19
- reign of Siptah
- ca. 1194–1188 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Siptah (KV 47), Davis/Burton excavations, 1912–13
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), paint
- H. 20.9 cm (8 1/4 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1914
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Siptah, the last king of Dynasty 19, appears to have ruled along with the dowager queen Tawosret, who succeeded him briefly after his premature death. He left few monuments except his tomb and unfinished mortuary temple.
This alabaster shabti of the king was found in his tomb by the American excavator Theodore Davis. Shabti figures were placed in burials. They were usually inscribed with spells that allowed them to substitute for the deceased in performing manual labor in the afterlife.
Excavated by Theodore M. Davis, 1912–13 and acquired in the division of finds. Donated to the Museum by Davis, 1914.
Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 356-357, fig. 223.