Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Very Non-Shabby Shabtis
5:19pm

Before I get started on a new art project, I want to get some more of the Tutankhamun exhibit photos up. Tutankhamun had a wide variety of shabtis. Here is an overview photo of some of them:

Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum, (Accession numbers to follow with individual photos)


Calcite Shabti in Round Headdress w/ Red Headband, Holding a Flail and Folded Cloth
Alabaster
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #294


Faience Overseer Shabti in Round Wig
Faience
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #4096


Shabti in White Crown
Limestone
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #? (number missed in info card photo)


Inscribed Faience Overseer Shabti in a Khat Headcloth
Glazed Pottery
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #4105


Painted Wooden Shabti in Yellow and Black Striped Wig, Holding Tools and Baskets
Wood, Gesso
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #39177


Gilded Wooden Shabti
Wood, Gesso, Gold Leaf
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #3584

As lovely as those examples are, Tutankhamun had even more beautiful shabtis:


Wooden Shabti in Ebony Khepresh Crown with Crook and Flail
Wood, Gold Leaf
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #174 (Previously JE 60830)


Back view...


"This stunning, serene-faced shabti holds the Osirian symbols of kingship and wears the khepresh or Blue Crown associated with Ra and known as the 'War Crown'."


Wooden Shabti in Gilded Nemes Headdress, Holding Flail
Wood, Gesso, Gold Leaf, Bronze
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #171
Wooden Shabti with Round Ebony Wig, Bronze Uraeus and Gold Collar
Wood, Gold Leaf, Bronze
Grand Egyptian Museum #39126
"This exquisite Tutankhamun shabti wears a style popular during the 18th Dynasty: the ebony, or 'Nubian' wig, made up of rolls of tight short curls."

"Originally, this shabti held both a flail and crook."

I can't remember if the following was small like the shabti or larger:


Wooden Osiride Recumbent Figure of Tutankhamun on a Bier
Wood, Gold Leaf
Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1326 BCE
Grand Egyptian Museum #3150 (Previously JE 60720)
"The carved mummy wrappings and bands on the figure and the lion head and feet on the bed all provide protection from supernatural forces."
Rather fuzzy photo, but we can see one of the birds is a human-headed Ba figure.
The Global Egyptian Museum record indicates that this piece is 42.2 cm (or roughly 16 1/2 inches) long.

Even more photos to come in a later post!


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