Tremendous Tuesday: Stitch and Sew a Shabti Doll

@ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

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21 February 2017

11am - 3pm

Free entry, donations welcome.

Come along every Tuesday during the school holidays and join in with activities and crafts which are inspired by the objects and stories within our galleries, exhibitions and collections.

Tuesday 21 February – Stitch and sew a Shabti Doll

The Ancient Egyptians believed that after death, the body and soul would travel on to the afterlife. It was important to take all the things they would need with them for their new life, including servants! These servants were in the form of dolls called Shabtis and were placed in the tomb with the mummy. Ideally there would be 365 of them, one for every day of the year!

Come and make your own Shabti and decide which jobs it will do for you.

Our family workshops are an ideal activity as a starting point or supporting contribution for completing a Discover in a Day Arts Award. Arts Award booklets are sold in the gift shop for £6 and includes the moderation fee. Support is available from our learning team on the day.

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South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
Ocean Road
South Shields
NE33 2JA

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