Shabti



Accession Number
WK51
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, Abydos, North Cemeteries, Cemetery E
Measurements
Height: 100mm | Width: 37mm | Depth: 26mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Mummiform shabti in blue faience inscribed for Siamun. The figure wears a plain tripartite wig, with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The front lappets are narrow and gently curve inwards on the chest. The shoulders are very square. The arms are very thin in the modelling and are crossed right over left above the waist. The hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in relief and painted black. A diagonally-hatched basket with a single shoulder strap is carried behind the right shoulder. The face is simply modelled. The inscription of the front of the figure has completely faded, although the name of the owner is recorded on a label attached to the back. The shabti was excavated within Cemetery E at Abydos in 1900 by the Egyptian Research Account. Stylistically, the shabti dates to the Twenty-second Dynasty. 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

Inscription

[wsir sA-imn mAa-xrw] The Osiris, Siamun, true of voice

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Siamun (sꜣ-i͗mn)
Last modified: 11 Feb 2021

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