Shawabti of Maya
The owner of this statue, named Maya, held the title sedjem ash (One who hears the summons), given to artisans who made royal shawabtis and other burial equipment. Maya's important profession may explain why this figure is so splendid—comparable in size and the exquisite use of fine wood and inlays to certain shawabtis of Amunhotep III. This sculpture's large slanting eyes, round cheeks, and small, firmly outlined mouth closely imitate youthful images of Amunhotep III.
- Medium: Wood, paint, glass
- Dates: ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 16 x 3 9/16 x 5 1/2 in. (40.7 x 9 x 14 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: 86.226.21
- Credit Line: Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Shawabti of Maya, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Wood, paint, glass, 16 x 3 9/16 x 5 1/2 in. (40.7 x 9 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.21. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)