Accsession No.:

2011.4026
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Description

Shabti, a small statue of a male, made from Egyptian faience. The statue is hooded with a long plaited beard, its arms folded with each hand carrying an implement. On the front of the statue, from waist to foot are hieroglyphics.

Inscription

The hieroglyphics are probably an extract from Book of the Dead, affirming the shabti's willingness to undertake work in the afterlife.

Notes

The afterlife was considered by the ancient Egyptians to be a place where work needed to be carried out, much in the same way as it did in the mortal world. The shabtis were purchased by richer members of society so that any work that needed to be done in the afterlife could be carried out by the servants, rather than the owners.

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Place of Creation

Egypt, Africa

Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Egyptian

Series

Antiquities

Object Type

Shabti

Category

Shabti

Materials

Egyptian faience

Dimensions

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