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Shabti Figure

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Shabti Figure


funerary equipment




shabti, head only, of Akhenaten

Production Notes

Representing Akhenaten. He was buried in the desert cliffs behind his new capital, Amarna. Although Aten was the principal god at this time, this figure is mummiform, a form which at this period is closely associated with the more traditional god Osiris.

Field Collection

Royal Tomb Tell el Amarna Egypt


depth 5.5 cm
height 6.2 cm
width 5.6 cm


Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom


circa 1352 B.C. — 1336 B.C.


bequeathed: Gayer-Anderson, R.G. 1943 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. De Wit, C.
    (1965) [Unknown: CdE 40 (1965)] (1965)
    Source title: Chronique d'Égypte (
    [comments: 24-5, figs. 10,26]
  2. Martin, G.T.
    The royal tomb at El-'Amarna. The rock tombs of El- 'Amarna, pt. 7. 1. The objects
    [comments: 55, pls.37]


sandstone or limestone

Accession Number

E.GA.4522.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 58973; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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