About this object

Mummiform shabti with white body, broad collar, long blue wig, painted beard and red skin.

A new number was given in 1967 after the original number had been lost (1 of 17 shabti figures reassigned a new number). Pencil mark seems to say 483 (8 being uncertain) or 463 or 488 or 886- Abydos? Univ. Loan number? Evacuation List, 'Mr Shaw, Fron House', List No. 1370 Inst. Arch Shawabti - wood. Contents of Vent Case 55/ Pier Case 29. Abydos tomb 886 A'09 contained "large number of wooden figures". Abydos tomb 8 A'06 contained "small ushabti figures"; Danson was alloted a wooden shabti from the 1906 season and gave it to the Institute. Could this be the one mentioned in the evacuation list?

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    153 mm x 45 mm x 41 mm
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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