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ID number: ECM 363
Named collection: The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name: Wooden Shabti
Object type: Shabti
Date made: Possibly New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1069 BCE)
Collector: Myers, William Joseph
Measurements: overall: 25.90 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.91 cm (H x W x D)
Painted wooden shabti figure. The shabti is painted in red, green, and black on a gessoed base. The shabti bears a tripartite wig and broad collar. Its hands protrude from its shroud to grasp a flail (left hand) and flail and hoe (right). The front has seven horizontal bands of text, with a further three bands uninscribed.
Bibliography: For more information on shabtis, see:
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.
Notes: The authenticity of this shabti is debated.
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