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Painted limestone shabti of a woman: the figure is mummiform and holds the standard shabti equipment of hoe, mattock, and seed baskets; but the luxuriant wig is the hairstyle of a living woman. The paint on the upper part of this statuette is well preserved, enabling one to see that alternate lines of her eight rows of shabti text were coloured yellow, to simulate gold, and that a row of dots was painted just under the front of her wig to indicate the fringe of her natural hair. The white limestone of the face was left unpainted, except for red on the lips and black to mark the line dividing the lips, as well as the eyes and eyebrows.
Height: 25.54 centimetres
Weight: 1.08 kilograms
Width: 7.66 centimetres
Depth: 5.37 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This shabti was made for a woman who was a musician of Amun at Thebes.
'Temples and Tombs' [exhibition catalogue] (American Federation of Arts, 2006): 122, cat no. 78.
- On display (G62/dc24)
- Exhibition history
1997 May-Oct, Abbaye Saint-Gerard De Brogne, Le Roman de la momie
2006 7 Sept-26 Nov, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Temples & Tombs
2006 21 Dec-2007 18 Mar, Jackonsville, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Temples & Tombs
2007 15 Apr-8 Jul, Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, Temples & Tombs
2007 16 Nov-2008 10 Feb, New Mexico, Albuquerque Museum, Temples & Tombs
2010 4th Nov-2011 6th March, Round Reading Room BM, Book of the Dead
2015-2016 4 Dec-27 Mar, Korea, Seoul Arts Centre, Human Image
- fair - legs repaired
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
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