Uninscribed shabti from tomb of Nespekashuty

Late Period, Saite

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127

These shabtis were part of a group of 377 found at the bottom of the sloping passageway to the burial chamber in the tomb of Nespekashuty. The shabtis were closely grouped as if they came from one or two boxes that had disappeared, almost certainly in the fire that left a number of the shabtis melted together and damaged the walls of the tomb in the excavator's opinion.

Other shabtis were found elsewhere in the much reused tomb and the forecourt debris, also with no inscription or names, but their size and appearance differed.

Uninscribed shabti from tomb of Nespekashuty, Faience

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