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shabti

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA24807

  • Description

    Red pottery shabti of It-ntr Priest of Amun Mut-... with a lappet-wig, a modelled face and joined hands in relief holding two relief hoes; the front of the leg section is inscribed with a column of incised Hieroglyphs; the back is decorated with a painted representation of a seed-basket.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.8 centimetres
    • Width: 3.56 centimetres
    • Depth: 2.64 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        front of leg section
      • Inscription Transliteration

        mwt-
      • Inscription Translation

        Titles/epithets include : God's Father of Amun
      • Inscription Comment

        An incised column.
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2013/14 Sept-Aug, Albany NY, Albany Institute of History & Art, From the Nile to the Hudson:The story of Ankhefenmut

  • Condition

    good

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    25 June 1998

    Treatment proposal

    Remove base.

    Condition

    Shabti mounted on wooden base. Figure decorated with slip. Cracks near base caused during firing; figure stable. Dirty and dusty.

    Treatment details

    Released shabti from mount with acetone dripped down side of base. Surface cleaned with puffer. Rowney's kneadable putty rubber (vulcanized rubber) was lightly passed over surface.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1893

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA24807

  • Registration number

    1893,1014.7

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