Shabti



Accession Number
WK32
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Faience case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty
Twenty-second Dynasty
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Ramesseum
Measurements
Height: 112mm | Width: 38mm | Depth: 37mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A heavily worn mummiform worker shabti in light green-blue faience. The arms are crossed to hold hoes, which have been added in black ink, a seshed-headband has also been added in black ink, and an inscription on the front identifies the owner as Djedaset. A seed bag has been added to the reverse in black ink. A rectangular label on the back reads "Zed-Aset". Stylistically, the shabti dates to the Twenty-second Dynasty. Parallel shabtis for Djedaset can be found in Berlin, Harrogate, the Petrie Museum, Oxford, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Manchester, and other collections. The shabti was excavated by James Quibell at the Ramesseum during the 1895–96 season of the Egyptian Research Account. It was part of the Woking Collection, which arrived to the Egypt Centre on long-term loan from Woking College in 2012 (Engel 2020).

Bibliography

Engel, Dulcie (2020) The Woking Loan: a collection within a collection at the Egypt Centre. Available at: https://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WOKING-LOAN.pdf Quibell, J. E., R. F. E. Paget, and A. A. Pirie 1898. The Ramesseum / The tomb of Ptah-Hetep. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account [2]. London: Bernard Quaritch. [pl. v]

Inscription

wsi͗r ḏd-ꜣst mꜣꜥ-ḫrw The Osiris, Djedaset, true of voice

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Djedaset (ḏd-ꜣst)
Last modified: 22 Jan 2021

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