Egyptian / Shawabti of Yuya / ca. 1391-53 B.C.E.Egyptian
Shawabti of Yuya
ca. 1391-53 B.C.E.

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egyptian
Title: Shawabti of Yuya
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -139
Creation End Date: -5
Creation Date: ca. 1391-53 B.C.E.
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: painted cedar
Dimensions: unmeasured
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 30.8.57
Credit Line: Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915

As the parents of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III, Yuya and Tchuya were granted burial in the Valley of the Kings. They were provided with funerary equipment from the finest royal workshops, as demonstrated by this superbly carved shawabti on which even the knees are subtly indicated. The text on these mummiform figurines states that the shawabti will substitute for the spirit in any obligatory tasks it is called upon to perform in the afterlife.

AMICA ID: MMA_.30.8.57
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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