Overseer shabti



Accession Number
W379
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Shabtis case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 207mm | Width: 60mm | Depth: 48mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A wooden overseer shabti, as indicated by the kilt, dating to the New Kingdom (the kilt length is typical of the Nineteenth Dynasty. There would have been a group of nine worker shabtis with one overseer. The figure has black hair, a red face and hands, and black hieroglyphs down the centre. There are traces of a yellow glaze. The inscription reads: "Scribe of Divine Offerings of the House of Amun Ptahhotep". This figure is the same as W379. The shabti box for these shabtis is in Birmingham Museum. They are from the Frankland Hood collection sold in 1924. Most of the Hood items were, according to the sale catalogue, from the Theban area.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 151]

Audio

Inscription

sẖꜣw-ḥtp-nṯr-n-pr-i͗mn ptḥ-ḥtp mꜣꜥ-ḫrw Scribe of the Divine Offering in the House of Amun, Ptahhotep, true of voice.

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Ptahhotep (ptḥ-ḥtp)
Last modified: 11 Nov 2020

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