|Title||shabti of Ramesses|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Date||1190 - 1075 BCE|
|Description||Dark steatite shabti, inscribed for the scribe Ramesses. The shabti is mummiform in shape with arms crossed over the chest and holding a hoe in each hand. He wears a striated tripartite wig, wesekh collar and bracelets on both wrists and there is a trapezoid bag/basket suspended by cords on the middle of his back. There is an incised inscription in one column of hieroglyphs down the back of the shabti and six rows of hieroglyphs bearing the shabti formula, Chapter 6 from the Book of the Dead.
There is some slight damage to the head and face and a large chip is missing at heels of the shabti. It stands on a modern wooden pedestal.
|Description Source||Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 249|
|Id Number Former Accession||N1841|
|Inscription||Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on front|
|Location Creation Site||Misr|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Subject||tomb equipment, shabti, man, funerary, inscription|
|Measurements||4.7 x 16.2 x 2.6 cm|
|Relation References||Schneider, H.D. 1977. Shabtis : an introduction to the history of ancient Egyptian funerary statuettes with a catalogue of the collection of shabtis in the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden. Leiden: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden.
Stewart, H.M. 1
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty|