Shabti



Accession Number
W161
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Maths and writing case, Writing
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
Late Period
Dynasties
Twenty-fifth Dynasty to Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Rulers
Taharqa to Psamtik I
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Asasif, TT33
Measurements
Height: 90mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A steatite shabti fragment belonging to the Chief Lector Priest Padiamenopet (Pedamenope). The shabti is inscribed with Chapter six of the Book of the Dead. Padiamenopet was the owner of the largest private tomb ever created in Egypt (TT 33). Over 250 shabtis for Padiamenopet are currently known, most of which are fragmentary. This one was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1924.

Bibliography

Gundlach, Meg. (2013) Typology and artisanship in Twenty-fifth Dynasty Theban shabtis: The chief lector priest Pedamenope. PhD thesis, Swansea University. Málek, Jaromír 1977. Shabtis of Pedamenope (Theb. Tb. 33) in the Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam Museums. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 63, 137–141.

Wellcome Number
A28906
Other Identity
W306 (number error)
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 22 Jul 1924, Lot 224
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Last modified: 03 Nov 2020

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