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ID number:  ECM 363
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Wooden Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Possibly New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1069 BCE)
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Wood
Measurements:  overall: 25.90 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.91 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown

Painted wooden shabti figure. The shabti is painted in red, green, and black on a gessoed base. The shabti bears a tripartite wig and broad collar. Its hands protrude from its shroud to grasp a flail (left hand) and flail and hoe (right). The front has seven horizontal bands of text, with a further three bands uninscribed.

Bibliography:  For more information on shabtis, see:

H. D. Schneider, ‘Shabtis. An introduction to the History of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Statuettes with a Catalogue of the Collection of Shabtis in the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden’, 3 vols., Leiden 1977.

Notes:  The authenticity of this shabti is debated.

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Myers, William Joseph
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