Shabti figure of Ptah-Meri

Shabti figures were placed with ancient Egyptian burials to act as servants in the afterlife, to undertake menial tasks and produce food for the deceased. The hieroglyphics on this shabti are an extract from the Book of the Dead.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
5/1946/604
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collector Excavator
Montague, Lieutenant Colonel Leopold Agar Denys (from the collection of)
Material
ceramic | faience | | |
Common Name
shabti figure of Ptah-Meri
Simple Name
shabti
Period Classification
New Kingdom (Dynasties 18-20) - 1650-1070 BC; 3rd Intermediate Period (Dynasties 21-25) - 1070-661 BC; Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC
Production Town

Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname

Production Year Low
-1400
Production Year High
-500

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shabti figure of Ptah-Meri, whose mother’s name was Aru