Shawabti of the Lady of the House Ahhotep
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
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.
ca. 1514-1425 B.C.E.
8 9/16 x 2 11/16 x 1 3/4 in. (21.7 x 6.9 x 4.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
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