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shabti

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA13846

  • Description

    Painted wooden shabti of a Lady of the House and Chantress of Amun with a black painted lappet-wig, a red modelled face with black eyes, red painted parallel hands holding two hoes; the front of the leg section is inscribed with black painted Hieroglyphs; the back is decorated with a red representation of a yoke with two nw-pots and a seed-basket(worn); the back of the leg section is decorated with a red representation of bandaging.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.7 centimetres
    • Width: 5.71 centimetres
    • Depth: 3.75 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        front of leg section
      • Inscription Translation

        Titles/epithets include : Lady of The House; Chantress of Amun
      • Inscription Comment

        Painted in black.
  • Condition

    fair

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1843

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA13846

  • Registration number

    OC.180

  • Additional IDs

    • BS.13846 (Birch Slip Number)

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