Overseer shabti



Accession Number
AB111
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Faience case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty
Twenty-first Dynasty
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 126mm | Width: 40mm | Depth: 29mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

An overseer shabti of light blue faience, which is inscribed for Padiamun. It wears a tripartite wig, which has been painted black, and a projecting kilt. His right arm is crossed over his chest with a whip, painted black, in his hand. Facial features are also added in black. The figure has been broken and repaired just below the kilt. Typologically, the shabti dates to the Twenty-first Dynasty and probably comes from the Theban region. It was a 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.

Inscription

wsi͗r pꜣ-di͗-i͗mn mꜣꜥ-ḫrw The Osiris Padiamun, true of voice

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Padiamun (pꜣ-di͗-i͗mn)
Last modified: 19 Jan 2021

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