martes, 9 de agosto de 2016

Wooden shabti

Wooden shabti

Inventory number E.2226

This figurine belongs to a type of shabti dating from the end of the 2nd Intermediate Period or the beginning of the New Kingdom. It constitutes a simple block of wood whose two extremities - the head and the feet - are cursorily depicted. On the rounded body, one notices a text written on eight lines in hieratic script. It is a version of Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead.


17TH DYNASTY


BOOK OF THE DEAD


L. Speleers, Les figurines funéraires égyptiennes, Bruxelles 1923, 27-29, pl. 12

J.-F. Aubert et L. Aubert, Statuettes égyptiennes, Paris 1974, 26

KMKG - MRAH

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