About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig paintedblack. The rear lappet is not shown because the shabti appears to be lying on an integrated base that envelops the back of the figure. This is painted white, the same colour being used for the body of the shabti, except for exposed areas of flesh, namely the face, neck and hands that are reddish–painted brown. The arms are crossed above the waist, and small hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pair of hoes that are added in red paint. The hands are outlined in black. The face is simply modelled. Eyes with brow are added in black and white. The front of the shabti has a vertical of inscription that is added in black on a yellow ground within a red frame. The inscription is rather damaged, but the owner is perhaps named as Amen–em–ipet–nakht.

Translation of the inscription: The Osiris, Amen–em–ipet–nakht.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Major W F Dixon Nuttall, 1961
  • Collector
    William Frank Dixon-Nuttall
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    108 mm x 40 mm x 32 cm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Imn-m-ipt-nxt, "The Osiris, Amen–em–ipet–nakht".
  • Related people
    William Frank Dixon-Nuttall (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • The Shabti Collections volume 6: a Selection from World Museum, Liverpool

    Janes, Glenn

    Author: Janes, Glenn
    Publisher: Olicar House Publications
    Date: 2016
    Description: Lavishly illustrated catalogue of inscribed and excavated shabtis from the collection of World Museum, Liverpool, with a six page foreword by the curator, Ashley Cooke, describing the history of the collection . For more details visit the publisher's website: http://www.shabtis.com/liverpoolcatalogue.php

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William Frank Dixon-Nuttall

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1961
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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