This specific poster features the silhouette of an object from our ancient Egyptian collection--a shawabty
, or funerary object, used as a surrogate for performing certain tasks for the deceased in Egyptian afterlife," says Christa Skiles, the museum's assistant director of communications.
They discuss the indication of the hand position in ancient Egyptian art, the stela of Nebnefer from Athribis, two shawabty
boxed from the Third Intermediate Period in the Cairo Museum, the Giza Plateau Mapping Project 2004 report on textiles from the Rowad Trench, texts and iconography of autobiographical stelae found at Dendera dating from the First Intermediate Period, and the case of survival for an ancient locking system.
Museum visitors can enter a raffle to win an authentic Egyptian antiquity: a shawabty, a tiny statue of a servant.
A drawing by the LMAG Associates, the museum's fundraising organization, will raffle off the shawabty and tickets to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana to see an exhibit of mummies.