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13:00 16 September - 17:00 18 October 2014

'Nu'Shabtis Liberation


Petrie Museum | DMS Watson Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

An exhibition by artist/archaeologist Zahed Taj-Eddin of Egyptian Faience – exploring technological aspects of this early ceramic material and using it to produce a massive Djed pillar, the largest faience object created since Pharaonic times, in addition to a whole phalanx of ‘Nu’ shabtis, come back to life. Ancient Egyptian shabtis were figures placed in tombs, to work for the deceased in the afterlife, but the ‘Nu’ shabtis assert their freedom, taking their own choices for life. The show features some 80 examples placed throughout the Petrie collection offering a contemporary take on their significance and forms the final part of Zahed’s PhD studies.


Debbie Challis / Helen Pike
+44 (0)20 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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