Finely carved wooden shabti of Huy. The shabti is mummiform in shape with arms crossed over the chest and holding a hoe in each hand, arms not visible. He wears a striated tripartite wig and wesekh collar. Between his hands is a scarab beetle pectoral, suspended from his neck by straps. The eyes and eyebrows are emphasised using black and white paint and the lips are painted red. There is an incised inscription in one column of hieroglyphs down the front of the legs and eight rows of hieroglyphs bearing the shabti formula, Chapter 6 from the Book of the Dead.
The feet of the shabti are missing and the wood is split in several places, especially on the face.
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|
|Date range:||1292 - 1190 BCE|
|Current accession number:||-|
|Former accession number:||N1859|
|Record date:||Fri, 14th Jun 2002|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|