Egypt Picture - Ushebti Box of Yuya

Ushebti Box of Yuya

Ushebti Box of Yuya


J. D. Dallet


Ushebti Box of Yuya


From the tomb of Yuya and Tuya in the Valley of the Kings, comes this ushebti box. The box was made of wood that has been lightly plastered and then painted in green, blue, red and white. The knobs on the lid and the front enabled the box to be tied shut with a small cord, which was stamped with a mud seal. This is one of 15 boxes found in the tomb. Thirteen of these are housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and two are located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Click Here for Picture of the Day Archive

Note: If you have a picture you would like featured, please email to with "Egypt Picture of the Day" in subject line.