Painted wooden shabti of a woman. The shabti is mummiform in shape with arms crossed right over left over the chest and holding a broad hoe in the right hand and a narrow hoe in the left. She wears a long wig tied at the nape of the neck with a seshed headband, a long white garment and a bracelet on the right wrist. A rectangular bag/basket is suspended on the middle of her back by two cords over the shoulders. There is one column of hieroglyphs painted in black down the front of the lower body, framed by a red sash tied at the waist.
There is some damage to the face, arms and back of the shabti. It stands on a modern wooden pedestal.
Relational references:Schneider, H.D. 1977. Shabtis : an introduction to the history of ancient Egyptian funerary statuettes with a catalogue of the collection of shabtis in the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden. Leiden: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Stewart, H.M. 1995. Egyptian Shabtis. Princes Risborough: Shire.
|Type of object:||Shabti|
|Type category:||Funerary object or tomb equipment|
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|Former accession number:||343/7|
|Record date:||Tue, 20th Nov 2001|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|