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ID number:  ECM 368
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Wood
Measurements:  overall: 22.75 cm x 4.59 cm x 4.52 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown

Shabti figure, of wood, elongated mummy shape, tripartite wig, large ears, prominent ankles. Single column of incised text down front, flanked at top by four horizontal bands continuing around back

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed

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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Myers, William Joseph
British
1858-08
1899-10-30
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