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Faience shabti for the Apis Bull


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Title/s

Faience shabti for the Apis Bull

Category

funerary equipment

Name

ushabti

Description

shabti, green glazed with details in black, for Hapi

Production Notes

This shabti figure has a bull's head rather than that of a human. The shabti would help the deceased Apis fulfill tasks in the afterlife. The French Egyptologist Mariette found it during the original excavations of the Apis bull burial chambers.

Field Collection

Serapeum Saqqara Egypt

Dimensions

height 10 cm

Period

Nineteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom

Date

1292 B.C. — 1070 B.C.

Provenance

bequeathed: Whyte, Edward Towry 1932 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Content: sHD pA wsir Hapi
    Translation: the illuminated one, the Osiris, Hapi

Material/s

faience

Accession Number

E.51.1932 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 52781; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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