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Ushabti: E.49.1932

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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, complete breakage across the centre of the body leaving the shabti in two parts, evidence of adhesive between break on both parts, labels stuck on base of shabti and front of pedestal, accession number written on back of pedestal.


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

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.5 cm
Thickness: 2.5 cm
Width: 4.3 cm

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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

Inscription present: 8 lines of horizontal text

  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 392
  • Location: Pedestal
  • Method of creation: Stuck on front of object
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Pet-Amen-apt / 25 xx-dyn / el Awagah / western hills / Derut / G.W.F aug 1[8]91
  • Location: Beneath base of pedestal
  • Method of creation: Stuck on base of object
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 392
  • Location: Beneath base of pedestal
  • Method of creation: Stuck on base of object
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 49-1932
  • Method of creation: Written in ink (modern)
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.49.1932
Primary reference Number: 52779
Oldadmincategory: SU
Towry Whyte no.: 392
Schneider: XA1, W4, H2, I1, B28, TP3b
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 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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