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Shabti database info:
SC/54
Title:
The illuminated, the Osiris, the King
Dimensions:
H: 6.4 CM, W: 2.3 CM, D: 1.7 CM
Material
Schist
Text:
The illuminated, the Osiris, the King, Men-Maat-Ra (+ Chapter VI, five lines around body)
R-R
150.6
Provenance
Valley of the Kings –KV17
Dynasty
19th dynasty ( Sethy I’s reign, 1294-1279 BC)
Schneider code 3.2.0.
Preservation
Broken and rejoined; abrasion in certain areas
Comments

Unlike wooden or faience shabtis, Sethy’s I stone shabtis are exceedingly rare. Four fragments –Cairo (1), Paris (1), University College (2)- and two complete shabtis –Florence (1), and the one shown here- are known.
The Schist has been glazed turquoise.
References: Aubert, J-F and L., Statuettes Egyptiennes: Chaouabtis, Ouchebtis, Paris, 1974, 80-81, Bovot, J-L, Les serviteurs funéraires royaux et princiers de l’Ancienne Égypte, 114-115. Newberry, Percy: “Funerary Statuettes and Model Sarcophagi”, 1930-37, pp. 357-58. Cairo CG 48440 = JE 3628, Petrie, W.M. Flinders: “Shabtis”, London, 1935 no. 87 and 89, plates 9, 19, 30 (UC 39719 and UC39721).

A very rare piece and one of the treasures in the SC database.

 

 
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