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shabti

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA29412

  • Description

    Steatite shabti with incised detail: a curled lappet-wig, a modelled face, a collar and parallel hands in low relief holding two hoes; the front of the leg section is inscribed with a column of incised Hieroglyphs.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.65 centimetres
    • Width: 3.33 centimetres
    • Depth: 2.16 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        front of leg section
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Wsir nb ḏdw
      • Inscription Translation

        Osiris Lord of Busiris Titles/epithets include : Lord of Busiris
      • Inscription Comment

        One central incised column; an area has been left blank for the owner's name.
  • Condition

    good

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA29412

  • Registration number

    1897,0511.128

Steatite shabti with incised detail: a curled lappet-wig, a modelled face, a collar and parallel hands in low relief holding two hoes; the front of the leg section is inscribed with a column of incised Hieroglyphs.

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