Shabti



Accession Number
EC617
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Temporary exhibition space
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
Late Period
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Nebesheh
Measurements
Height: 71mm | Width: 19mm | Depth: 10mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

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.