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ID number:  ECM 378
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Possibly 18th Dynasty (1550-1295 BC)
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 7.54 cm x 3.28 cm x 2.39 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown

Shabti, bright blue glaze, details in black. Striated tripartite wig, arms crossed on chest holding long pick and hoe, basket on back. Single column of hieroglyphs down front in black

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed - 'The Osiris, the scribe, May.'

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.

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