About this object

Mummiform shabti made of dark blue Egyptian faience, wearing a plain tripartite wig. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest. There is no sign of implements being carried in the hands, and similarly there is no sign of a basket being carried on the back. The face is comparatively well modelled, and is flanked by a large pair of ears. A vertical column of an inscription added in black on the front of the shabti names the owner as Neheh. Collected in Egypt in 1870.

Translation of the inscription: The Osiris, the Scribe of the Pharaoh, life, prosperity and health!, (Ne)heh, justified.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (mid Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 30 mm x 20 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir sS Pr-aA anx wDA snb (N)HH mAa-(xrw), "The Osiris, the Scribe of the Pharaoh, life, prosperity and health!, (Ne)heh, justified".
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); William Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

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  • 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


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