About this object

Blue glaze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. The lower ends of the front lappets are left unpainted although the shape is outlined in black. The lower end of the rear lappet of the wig is unpainted but has a horizontal line decoration. The arms are crossed above the waist. The hands are outlined in black and carry a pair of hoes. Large baskets with horizontal line detail are painted quite low on the back. The face is simply defined and have the eyes, brows and mouth added in black. A broad bead collar is worn across the chest. A vertical column of inscription on the front reads: “The Osiris, Huy, justified”.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1186 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 20)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1919 before
  • Measurements
    107 mm x 38 mm x 31 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Hwy mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, Huy, justified".
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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