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Ushabti: E.42.1932

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Current Location: In storage




Shabti, faience, glazed, for Pediamunopet, 8 lines of framed inscription, wearing a tripartite wig, distinct facial features, hands crossed right over left with the right sleeve long, in the right a broad hoe, in the left a narrow and blunt hoe, over the left shoulder holding a saite trapezoid bag with a crossed oblique pattern and a loop, text wraps around body from beneath arms, meeting at a thin superficial pillar in on the back, accession number written in ink on back of pedestal, sticker marking sale on base of statue.


History note: Acquired by Towry Whyte from G. Willoughby Fraser on 1 August 1891

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Thickness: 2.4 cm
Width: 4.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 8 lines of horizontal hieroglyphs

  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: G.W.F. [unintelligible] / aug 1 1891
  • Location: Pedestal
  • Method of creation: Stuck on bottom of object
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 42-1932
  • Method of creation: Written in ink (modern)
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.42.1932
Primary reference Number: 52773
Oldadmincategory: SU
Towry Whyte no.: 391
Schneider: XA1, W4, H2, I1, B28, TP3b
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 July 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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