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ID number:  ECM 383
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 13.78 cm x 4.85 cm x 2.53 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown
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Shabti, blue faience, flat backed, wearing costume of daily life: plain tripartite wig, long kilt with elaborate sleeves, pleats shown as black lines. Hands down on thighs. Single column of text down front

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.

Georganteli, E. and Bommas, M. (eds.) 2010. Sacred and Profane: Treasures of Ancient Egypt from the Myers Collection, Eton College and University of Birmingham. London. (Page 54, Entry No. 38).

Reeves, N. (ed.) 2008. Egyptian Art at Eton College and Durham University: Catalogue of a loan exhibition to Japan, 24 February-30 November 2008. With contributions from C. Barclay, T. Hardwick, S. Quirke, N. Reeves, J. Ruffle,

H. Schneider, and S. Spurr (Page 144, Entry No. 190).

For background on shabtis, see, for instance, J. H. Taylor, ‘Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt’, London 2001, 112-135.

Notes:  Faded label from the back of the figure reads: 'On loan from Capt. Myers (?), Egypt 1899'

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