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Hybrid
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:38 am    Post subject: What is this figure? Reply with quote

Hello I need help finding out what this is and what it says on the front. It is some sort of figure that I have no idea what it is of or what it says on the front. I guess this would be a fun challenge for someone in this forum.




thanks for you help.
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styler78
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Hybrid,

Let's start with the easy bit.

It appears to be a shabti, or i believe a copy of a shabti. The shape, general composition and arm position give this away.

Writing on the front appears to be jibberish. Certainly not a spell from the book of the dead, as far as i can tell (using my limited knowledge).

That's about as far as i can go,

Thanks,

Stuart
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe some genuine shabtis were made by illiterates who just put rubbish that looked like a genuine inscription on their product.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tnrees wrote:
I believe some genuine shabtis were made by illiterates who just put rubbish that looked like a genuine inscription on their product.


Hi tnrees

That's true - especially in the Late Period and of course fakes too
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIts just some model of a shawabti, with bad hieroglyphic inscriptions Wink
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