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Faience shabti figure: E.339.1954

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Current Location: Gallery 19

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Faience shabti figure

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Description

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.

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1954) by Greg, Robert

Dating

Ptolemaic
-30 - 100

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Moulded

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.339.1954
Primary reference Number: 62394
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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