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Shabty of the Woman Ahhotep

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Ahhotep, nicknamed Tuiu, was married to a temple official named Ineni. Her shabty 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 Eighteenth Dynasty sculpture and do not reflect Ahhotep’s actual appearance.
MEDIUM Limestone
  • Possible Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1514-1425 B.C.E.
    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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Shabty of the Woman 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.122E_erg456.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.122E_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/6/2007
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