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ID number:  ECM 157
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 11.25 cm x 3.79 cm x 2.77 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown
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Crudely formed shabti figure, patchy blue-green glaze, main details of face, headband, implements, basket and vertical column of faded hieroglyphs down front in brown-black

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed - begins with the name 'Osiris', but the rest of the text is very faint.

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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