Shabti of Neferibresaneith

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Title

Shabti of Neferibresaneith

Date

664-525 BC

Context

Late Period, Dynasty 26
Egypt
Egyptian

Medium/Dimensions

Faience
Maximum: 7 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in. (18.4 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm)

Object Number

1998.011

Description

This tall, slender figurine belonged to a man named Neferibresaneith, son of Shepenbaster. Fashioned from pale blue faience with a slightly matte surface, the shabti is typical of the latest Egyptian dynasties and the Ptolemaic Period. The facial features are well-modeled, with almond-shaped eyes, and delicately incised details. The mummiform figure stands in the traditional pose, with arms crossed, grasping a pick in the left hand and a hoe and the cord of a basket in the right.

The text, a standard Late Period version of the shabti spell, reads as follows: The Illuminated One, the Osiris Neferibresaneith, born of Shepenbastet, justified of voice, he says: O, these shabtis, if one counts off the Osiris Neferibresaneith, born of Shepenbastet, justified of voice, in order to do any work which is done therein in the necropolis; indeed, (one) implants an obstacle there as a man at his duty; "here I am," you (pl.) shall say; count yourselves off at the time, daily, to be served therein the necropolis, to make arable a field, to irrigate the riparian land, to transport by boat the sand of the west to the east and vice versa; "here I am," you (pl.) shall say.

Credit Line

Gift of the Connoisseurs by exchange

Exhibits/Publications

MCCM Permanent Collection Gallery, 2001 - 2006|
MCCM Permanent Collection Gallery, 2009 - Present
Peter Lacovara, "The New Galleries of Egyptian and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum," Minerva 12 (2001): 9-16.|
Peter Lacovara and Betsy Teasley Trope, The Realm of Osiris (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2001), 30.

Rights

© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Peter Harholdt.
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On View

Yes

Citation

“Shabti of Neferibresaneith,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed June 22, 2018, http://carlos.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/items/show/8020.

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