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ID number:  ECM 375
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Late 18th Dynasty (ca. 1350 B.C)
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 13.46 cm x 3.71 cm x 2.80 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Upper Eg.(?): Abydos(?).

Shabti, purple faience, tripartite wig with stripes, broad collar, two hoes and basket on back in black. Inlaid eyes of white glass with black pupils. Blue-green text panel down front, with hieroglyphs in black.

Inscriptions / Translations:  'The illuminated one, the Osiris, governor of the oasis, Nebmehyt'

Bibliography:  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 142, Entry No. 189).

Spurr, S., Reeves, N., and Quirke, S. 1999. Egyptian Art at Eton College: Selections from the Myers Museum. Windsor and New York. (Page 35, Entry No. 45).

Notes:  The use of inlays in this particular shabti indicates Nebmehyt was perhaps particularly wealthy in order to afford such funerary objects. Spurr et al. (1999: 35) further suggest that the oasis was possibly Kharga given that other images of the same individual are also found here from this period. The oases surrounding this area were also known for the production of wine.

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