Shabtis: the lives of servants in the afterlife

A shabti is a figurine found in the majority of ancient Egyptian tombs. The meaning is still debated, however one possible translation is ‘answerer’, as they were believed to answer and serve their owner’s call to work in the afterlife.

Join Molly Osbourne to learn an about the life and amazing story behind these fascinating funerary pieces.

Object of the Month

The Object of the Month lunchtime talks take place on the second Wednesday of every month and highlight different objects from our fine art and social history collections. Join us as we discover the hidden histories of items across our collections, from painting, print and sculpture to craft, costume and ceramics. The programme is delivered by Museum and Gallery staff as well as a wide range of outside expert speakers.

Object of the Month talks are freeDonations to The Atkinson Development Trust are welcomed.

See the full talks programme here.

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