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Faience shabti figure: E.272.1939

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Faience shabti figure




Shabti, blue glazed, uninscribed. A shabti (shawabti or ushabti) is a small mummiform figure that was put in the tomb to 'answer the call' to perform tasks on behalf of the deceased such as tilling and irrigating the lands.

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Height: 10 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE


Ptolemaic Period#
-332 - -30

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.272.1939
Primary reference Number: 53968
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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