Shabti

Description
Shabti figures were placed with ancient Egyptian burials to act as servants in the afterlife to undertake menial tasks and produce food for the deceased.
Accession Loan No.
A1722
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
shabti
Simple Name
shabti
Dimensions
whole W 50 mm; whole height 160 mm; whole depth 40 mm
Cultural Group
Egyptian
Period Classification
New Kingdom (Dynasties 18-20) - 1650-1070 BC; 3rd Intermediate Period (Dynasties 21-25) - 1070-661 BC; Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC
Production Year Low
-1400
Production Year High
-500
Family Group

Material
ceramic; terracotta
Collector / Excavator
Jones, Winslow, Mr
Collection Country
Egypt
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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