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Shabti of Yuya

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (KV 46), Davis/Quibell & Weigall 1905
Medium:
Cedar, paint, Egyptian blue
Dimensions:
H. 27 cm (10 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.8.57
  • Description

    As the parents of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III, Yuya and Tjuyu were granted burial in the Valley of the Kings. They were provided with funerary equipment from the finest royal workshops, as demonstrated by this superbly carved shabti on which even the knees are subtly indicated. The text on these mummiform figurines states that the shabti will substitute for the spirit in any obligatory tasks it is called upon to perform in the afterlife.
    Two other shabtis from this tomb (30.8.56 and 30.8.58) are also in the Museum's collection.

  • Provenance

    Theodore M. Davis Excavations by Quibell and Weigall, 1905. Acquired by Davis in the division of finds, 1905. Theodore M. Davis Collection 1905-1015. Bequeathed to the Museum by Davis, 1915; accessioned, 1930.

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