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Shabti for Horemwia: E.41.1932

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Current Location: In storage


shabti for Horemwia




Shabti, for Horemwia, limestone, polychrome, elaborate usekh, plain tripartite wig, inscription painted in a single column on front, on a later base, label and later inscription on back

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.165 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932) by Whyte, Edward Towry

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (to be checked)
  • Method of creation: Written in ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: E.T.W
  • Location: Underside of later base
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Label of ownership
  • Text: Typed: "65 Six curious stone Mummies, the faces painted, and hieroglyphics in front; from Belzoni's collection, found in the Mummy Pits at Thebes". Handwritten: "Sale of Mr. George Gwilt. 20th May 1875 £1: 2: 0". Handwritten: "Bought at Sotheby's Nov 26 1824. ET.W"
  • Location: Back of shabti
  • Method of creation: Paper stuck on object
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 41-1932
  • Location: Back of object, below paper label
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 375
  • Location: Back of shabti
  • Method of creation: Stuck to paper label
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.41.1932
Primary reference Number: 52772
Oldadmincategory: SU
Schneider: VB1, W4, H5, TP7C
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 July 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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