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SHABTIS
2181 BC
2040
2181
1070
525
332
30 BC
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Second Intermediate Period

During the Second Intermediate Period (c. 1750–1550 BC), a time of internal instability in Egypt, the practice of having shabtis in tombs more or less ceased for few examples are known. However, in certain places, particularly Thebes, very crude wooden figures resembling tent–pegs or sticks have been found. These were called shawabtis, probably after the word for Persea wood (shawab) from which many were perhaps made (1), although few wooden shawabtis have actually undergone analysis regarding the type of wood used. A number are inscribed with the Htp-di-nsw.t offering formula.
 1. Wooden shawabti
From Thebes, Dra Abu el-Naga
Second Intermediate Period - New Kingdom, late 17th - early 18th Dynasty
c. 1600-1560 BC
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