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ID number:  ECM 365
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Wood
Measurements:  overall: 18.66 cm x 5.17 cm x 3.25 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown
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Crudely carved shabti in costume of daily life, wood, originally with surface covering of black resin. Tripartite wig, flared, calf length kilt; hands crossed on chest, feet together

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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