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  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Gurob (found)

  • Date:

    c. 1550 BC - c. 1189 BC

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed composition.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White glazed composition shabti. Facial features, decoration and an inscription are painted in black under the glaze. The figure has a black tripartite wig, bracelet and series of six necklaces, and holds a hoe, mattock, and a bag slung over the left shoulder. An inscription naming the deceased runs in a vertical band down the front of the figure, bordered on either side by a single line.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Gurob (found)


c. 1550 BC - c. 1189 BC

Materials and Techniques

Glazed composition.

Marks and inscriptions

Name of the deceased
sHD Wsir xa-m-wAs.t mAa-xrw
The illuminated, the Osiris, Kha-em-Waset.


Height: 10 cm

Object history note

Found at Gurob, 1903-4 excavation season.

Descriptive line

Shabti of Kha-em-waset, blue glazed composition, Gurob, Egypt, New Kingdom, likely Dynasty Eighteen or Nineteen

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. 5.12.


Ceramics Collection

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