Ancient Egyptian Shabti History and Craft Workshop

A shabti (also known as shawabti or ushabti) is a figurine found in many ancient Egyptian tombs. They are commonly made of blue or green glazed Egyptian faience, but can also consist of stone, wood, clay, metal, and glass. The meaning of the Egyptian term is still debated, however one possible translation is ‘answerer’, as they were believed to answer their master’s call to work in the afterlife.

Join Molly for a 3 week course to learn about the amazing story behind these fascinating objects and have a go at making your very own version to take home.

Spaces are limited to 15 so book now to avoid disappointment.
The ticket cost is for all 3 sessions and you must be available for all classes.

Event Programme:

Week 1 (11 November) 10.30am – 11.30am
Introduction and lecture about the Egyptian Shabti.
Week 2 (18 November) 10.30am – 12.30am
Make your own clay Shabti.

Week 3 (25 November) 10.30am – 12.30am
Decorate your Shabti

These sessions are a mix of academic lecture and craft making.
All materials will be provided along with refreshments.

Did You Know?

November 2022 marks 100 years since Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s Tomb.

We are marking this occasion by hosting an Egyptology Month across November packed full with special events.

Check out our What’s On page to see a full calendar of events across the month.

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