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  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Gurob (found)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Slip covered red earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hand-moulded red earthenware shabti of Ptahy, covered in a white slip. The figure has a tripartite wig painted in blue; facial features, two necklaces and an inscription naming the deceased running down the centre-front of the figure are painted in manganese atop a yellow ground. The middle necklace, mouth and vertical lines bordering the inscription are painted in red.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Gurob (found)

Materials and Techniques

Slip covered red earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

Name of the deceased
sHD Wsir PtH-y mAa-xrw
The illuminated, the Osiris, Ptahy, true-of-voice.

Object history note

Found at Gurob, 1903-4 excavation season.

Descriptive line

Red earthenware shabti of Ptahy, Gurob, Egypt.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

L. Loat, Gurob, British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account 10 (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1905): 7, Pl. 5.1.


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