Overseer shabti



Accession Number
W657
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Faience case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasties
Nineteenth Dynasty to Twentieth Dynasty
Material
Faience
Measurements
Height: 142mm | Width: 45mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A blue glazed faience overseer shabti with a reattached head that does not belong to it. The hieroglyphs on the front and back are in a vertical column. The name on the back begins 'Men....' It dates to the New Kingdom. This shabti is in the 'everyday dress' shape of Late New Kingdom shabtis. The hands on the skirt show that the figure is in an attitude of prayer. Shabtis were put in tombs to do work for their owners in the afterlife.

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Unidentifed personal name
Last modified: 11 Feb 2021

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