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., and 56.22.391)

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    330 BC about
  • Materials
  • 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)


Previous owners

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