Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Shabti of the “Chief of Weighing/Measuring, Huy,” clasping the customary hoe and pick and inscribed with the traditional spell
Egypt
14th–13th century BCE
Painted Wood
H: 21 cm
Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 91.71.231
 
 
The shabti was meant to replace the deceased if he was summoned to perform compulsory labor in the afterlife.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir