Shawabti of the Lady of the House Ahhotep
Ahhotep, nicknamed Tuiu, was married to a temple official named Ineni. Her shawabti probably came from the tomb the couple shared at Thebes. This statue’s wide eyes and large, clearly defined mouth resemble the facial features on images of Thutmose I, his daughter Hatshepsut, and figures of the great courtier Senenmut who lived during Hatshepsut’s reign. These stylistic conventions are characteristic of most early Dynasty 18 sculpture and do not reflect Ahhotep’s actual appearance.
- Medium: Limestone
- Possible Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1514-1425 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 8 9/16 x 2 11/16 x 1 3/4 in. (21.7 x 6.9 x 4.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.122E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Shawabti of the Lady of the House Ahhotep, ca. 1514-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, 8 9/16 x 2 11/16 x 1 3/4 in. (21.7 x 6.9 x 4.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.122E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)