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Wooden shabti box: E.10.1887

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Wooden shabti box




Shabti box, with painted decoration of protective deities, surmounted by ba bird. The shabti box is in the form of a shrine - images of a door and the four sons of Horus (who appear in funerary contexts) are painted onto the outsides.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 24.7 cm
Height: 40.8 cm
Width: 22.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1887) by Budge, Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis


Ptolemaic Period
New Kingdom
-332 - -30

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.10.1887
Primary reference Number: 49096
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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