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Ushabti: E.43.1932

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Current Location: In storage




Shabti, for Pedamenotep, schist, glazed green, third intermediate period plain tripartite wig, hands crossed, holding a stylised hoe in each, Saite trapezoid bag over left shoulder, 8 lines of horizontal text, lines unframed meeting round back, on pedestal, face is lost, back of wig and back of lower body also damaged, repaired cracks throughout, ETW numbered sticker on front of feet, accession number inscribed on right side of pedestal, sale sticker on base of pedestal.


History note: Acquired by Towry Whyte on 1 August 1891 from G. Willoughby Fraser, said to be from 'el Awagah Derut'

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Thickness: 3.4 cm
Width: 4.9 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Materials used in production

glazed stone Schist

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 8 lines of horizontal text

  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 377
  • Location: Front of feet
  • Method of creation: Stuck on front of object
  • Type: Label
  • Text: "Per-Amen-apt / xx dyn / el Awagah / Derut / G.W.F. aug 1 / 1891"
  • Location: Beneath base of pedestal
  • Method of creation: Stuck on base of object
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 43-1932
  • Location: Right side of pedestal
  • Method of creation: Ink, hand written
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.43.1932
Primary reference Number: 52774
Oldadmincategory: SU
Towry Whyte no.: 377
Schneider: VIIIA1, W16/W17, H3, I5, B23A, TP1D
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 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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