Shabti



Accession Number
W2020C
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 95mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Third Intermediate Period mummiform shabti in pale blue faience with hoes and hieroglyphs in black. The shabti has a tripartite wig and a fillet as well as a basket on his back. There is a single column of inscription which appears to include the a name, part of which reads 'sr'. This is item is 95mm high. By the Third Intermediate Period shabtis were mass produced and one shabti for every day of the year was commonly placed in a tomb. This was transfer to us from National Museum of Wales Cardiff and originally part of the collection of Lord Aberdare. This item appears to belong to the same group as W2023 which has the same inscription. Further Reading Schneider, H.D., 1977. Shabtis. An Introduction To The History Of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Statuettes With A Catalogue Of The Shabtis In The National Museum Of Antiquities at Leiden. Leiden: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Stewart, H.M., 1995. Egyptian Shabtis. Princes Risborough: Shire.

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Unidentifed personal name
Last modified: 02 Oct 2020

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