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Shabti Box Lid

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1969W131
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Egypt


In ancient Egypt hawks symbolised the sky god, Horus. Horus was one of Egypt's most important gods and he was closely associated with the ruling pharaoh. This figure has been carved out of wood and then covered in fine plaster before being painted with mineral pigments. It was used as the lid for a box.

Presented by the Trustees of the Wellcome Trust, 1969.

Further Information

Production Period:New Kingdom
Place of Origin:Egypt
Place of Excavation:Egypt


Height:15 cm
Width:19 cm
Depth:9 cm