Shabti



Accession Number
AB121
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 91mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Third Intermediate Period shabti made of blue/brown faience. The figure is shown wearing a tripartite wig and with arms crossed over the chest. A seshed-headband and seadbag are visible on the back in black ink. The eyes and mouth were originally painted black, although only traces survive today. Traces of hieroglyphs are also located on the front of the figure, although they are too difficult to identify the owner's name. Gift from the 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.