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Shabty of Princess Muthotep

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

The four faience shabties of Princess Muthotep show how some members of the royal family in the Twenty-second Dynasty adopted a practice formerly restricted to the less wealthy. Faience had become so closely associated with shabty manufacture that even a princess wanted shabties in this less expensive material.
MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075–656 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 22
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (9.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION [One of] four white glazed faience mummiform ushabtis of the Mistress of the House, Songstress of Amun, Muthotep. Belong with 37.137E and 37.139E.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Shabty of Princess Muthotep, ca. 1075–656 B.C.E. Faience, 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (9.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.208E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.205E-.208E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE 37.205E-.208E_front_PS2.jpg.
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