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ID number: ECM 367
Named collection: The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name: Shabti
Object type: Shabti
Collector: Myers, William Joseph
Measurements: overall: 20.48 cm x 5.50 cm x 3.73 cm (H x W x D)
Crudely carved mummiform shabti, of wood and originally with gessoed and painted surface. Tripartite wig, hands crossed on chest
Inscriptions / Translations: Uninscribed
Bibliography: 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.
For background on shabtis, see, for instance, J. H. Taylor, ‘Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt’, London 2001, 112-135.
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