<em>Shabty of Pa</em>, ca. 1352-1279 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, gold, 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 1 9/16 in. (19.4 x 16.5 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.148E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.148E_wwgA-3.jpg)

Shabty of Pa

Medium: Limestone, pigment, gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1352-1279 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 1 9/16 in. (19.4 x 16.5 x 4 cm)


Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.148E

Image: CUR.37.148E_wwgA-3.jpg,West Wing gallery A-3 installation

Catalogue Description:
One uninscribed limestone shawabti. This shawabti appears in the garment of the living. Arms crossed on the breast and with head slightly bowed; he sports a heavily pleated shawl and protruding 2 piece kilt (triangular). The kilt panel is also pleated, the pleats running vertically, interrupted by a panel down the lower front which at one time bore an inscription (now effaced). Over the top shawl the figure wears a broad collar. Covering the ears and falling to the level of the shoulders is a wig composed of braided strands of hair. Two lapets of this wig fall on to the shoulders. The wig is topped by a circlet. This is composed of a band and a lotus petal ornament which spans the crown of the head and terminates above the brow. The face is summarily modelled. The feet wear sandals. The figure is highly polychromed. The skin is red-brown, the hair black, the broad collar red/brown, green, yellow, and blue. The hieroglyphs are red-brown. The circlet is gilded. Condition: Broken at the level of the ankles and repaired by the insertion of pins and shellac. The face is much rubbed, the red brown paint is missing from the brow and central face. The arms have lost most red brown paint. The broad collar is flaking in spots. The feet are missing most of their paint. The black paint on the lapets is mostly gone and the blue frit underlay is exposed. The circlet and lotus blossom are much worn.

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