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ID number:  ECM 158
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Shabti
Object type:  Shabti
Culture:  Egyptian
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 14.45 cm x 4.28 cm x 3.94 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown
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Shabti figure, patchy blue-green glaze, eyes, headband, implements, basket and vertical column of hieroglyphs down front in black. Cracked around torso

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscribed - 'The Osiris, high priest of Amun, overseer of the granaries, true of voice for eternity.'

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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