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Shabti for Horudja: E.47.1932

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shabti for Horudja




Shabti, faience green, Saite common striated wig, holding pick and hoe, Saite rectangular bag over left shoulder, on pedestal, plinth behind, nine lines of incised inscription with Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead, for Horudja, later metal pin beneath, later ink inscription on plinth behind, orange/brown markings in places.

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Height: 0.215 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: sHD wsir Hm-nTr nt, Hr-wDA ms n Sdt
  • Method of creation: Incision
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: E.T.W / 47|1932 / 389
  • Location: On back plinth
  • Method of creation: Written in ink
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.47.1932
Primary reference Number: 52777
Oldadmincategory: SU
Schneider: XIA2, W37, H4, I8, B20, TP3B
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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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