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A replica of the original painted and gilded limestone shabti of Iwi, priest of Amun.
Shabti were funerary statuettes, usually human in form, which were intended to serve the deceased on their journey to the afterlife. Their roles varied from providing food to undertaking manual labour on behalf of the deceased.
This reproduction is based on the original in the department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum. The broad vertical band is inscribed with a prayer for offerings, while the narrower transverse bands represent bandaging. The original was probably cast in Thebes sometime around the 17th Dynasty, about 1650 BC.
An exciting and detailed ornament for the home.
H20 x W4.5 x L4.5cm
Painted and gilded earthenware