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  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Gurob (found)

  • Date:

    c. 1550 BC - c. 1077 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ptahy (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red earthenware with white slip, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hand-moulded red earthenware shabti, 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)


c. 1550 BC - c. 1077 BC (made)


Ptahy (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Red earthenware with white slip, painted

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

Shabti of Ptahy, read earthenware, Gurob, Egypt, New Kingdom

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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