Late Period shabti. Faience. Mummiform. Hieroglyphs in row on front. Squared base, back pillar. Same group as EC616 and EC618. Late Period shabtis frequently have back pillars. Shabtis were put in tombs to do work for their owners in the afterlife. Occasionally also they were placed posthumously in temples and other sacred places so that the owner could take part in the festivals.The hieroglyphs are probably meaningless, perhaps a shortened version of the shabti spell. A similar shabti (similar though not identical hierogyphs) in the Petrie Museum (40336) is possibly named as Ipn-hnt-nbt'. Probably from Nebesheh.
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