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  • Shawabti box and shawabtis, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 b.c.
    Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el–Medina, western Thebes
    Painted wood; limestone and ink; H. of box 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm)
    Funds from various donors, 1886 (86.1.14,.18,.21)
    Gift of J. Lionberger Davis, 1967 (67.80)
    Funds from various donors, 1886 (86.1.28)

    The wooden shawabti box is inscribed for Paremhab, a servant in the Place of Truth who was a son or grandson of Sennedjem and Iineferti. The shawabti figures, from left to right, are inscribed for Iineferti and her eldest son, Khabekhnet; for Khonsu; for Khabekhnet alone; and for a woman named Mesu. Although Khabekhnet had a separate tomb complex near that of Sennedjem, he is depicted with his siblings in the decoration of Sennedjem's burial chamber, and objects inscribed with his name were buried in the family tomb.

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  • Shawabti box and shawabtis, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
    Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes
    Painted wood; limestone and ink; H. of box 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm)
    Funds from various donors, 1886 (86.1.14,.18,.21)
    Gift of J. Lionberger Davis, 1967 (67.80)
    Funds from various donors, 1886 (86.1.28)

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