Accsession No.:

2011.4029
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Description

Shabti, wooden statue. The figure's arms are folded. The figure's skin is painted reddish brown, its hair black, its beard is of black and gold horizontal stripes. A long rectangular cartouche is on the front of the figure, from feet to waist, with a gold background and black hieroglyphs. The sides of the figure are painted with red and white horizontal stripes. The back of the figure is painted white with a red cross design.

Inscription

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Notes

Alan Cole. 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. This is a rare wooden donation Shabti for Pas(r or t) and is one of 365 servants buried with the deceased to perform his duties in the afterlife.

Language

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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

paint

wood

Dimensions

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