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Ushabti: E.GA.6493.1943

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Shabti, inscribed for the royal scribe, Psamtek, born of Meryneith

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.198 m
Width: 0.055 m

Relative size of this object

5.5 cm19.8 cm1 mm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)

Materials used in production

Faience (blue glaze)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: sHD wsir wr? sS nsw tr di ib? psmTk ms mr(y)-nt mAa-xrw Dd.f i wSbtyw ipn ir wsir wr? sS nsw tr di ib? psmTk ms mr(y)-nt mAa-xrw r ir kA(w)t nb(wt) ir(wt) im m Xrt-nTr ist Hw sDb(w) im m s r Xrwt.f mk wi tn r nw nb irrwt im r srdt sxt r smHy wDbw r Xnt Say n imntt (r) iAbtt Ts-pXr mk wi
  • Location: Horizontal bands around body; Schneider Tp 3b; 9 lines
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.6493.1943
Primary reference Number: 60077
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 November 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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