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ID number:  ECM 364
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Possibly New Kingdom - Third Intermediate Period
Collector:  Copeland, Richard
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 14.11 cm x 4.08 cm x 2.57 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown
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Shabti, glaze decayed to a pale blue-green, tripartite wig, divine beard, hands clutching pick and hoe, basket thrown over left shoulder; feet on square base, dorsal pillar. Damage to right of head, partially lost. Four horizontal bands of incised hieroglyphs.

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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