Shabti



Accession Number
AB122
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Faience case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Material
Faience
Measurements
Height: 96mm | Width: 31mm | Depth: 19mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A mummiform shabti of green/blue faience, which dates to the Third Intermediate Period. The figure wears a tripartite wig with a seshed-headband painted black. The arms are crossed over the chest and hold two hoes, which are painted black. A hatched seed basket has been painted on the back. Two black painted circles have been added to represent the eyes. It was a gift from University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Bibliography

Poole, Federico 1998. Slave or double? A reconsideration of the conception of the shabti in the New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period. In Eyre, C. J. (ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Egyptologists, Cambridge, 3-9 September 1995, 893-901. Leuven: Peeters.