About this object

Pottery mould for making faience shabti figures. The mould is the perfect fit for an early Ptolemaic shabti Petrie excavated at Abydos North Cemeteries, Cemetery G, tomb number G50 (e.g., 16.9.02.23f and 56.22.391)

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    330 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry S Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    20th Century early
  • Measurements
    32 mm x 56 mm x 94 mm
  • Note
    Wellcome collection number is not recorded.
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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