About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with striations very neatly added in the modelling, and a plaited divine beard. The wig is worn low on the forehead. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands protrude from a shroud to hold a pick in the left and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the twisted rope for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is very finely worked, with almond–shaped eyes, and slender brows modelled in relief. The mouth has a gentle smile, and the ears are particularly well–defined. A dorsal pillar supports the figure, and it stands upon a trapezoidal base. The body of the shabti has a ‘T’–shaped inscription that names the owner as Djehuty–ir–dis.
The tomb of Djehuty–ir–dis was first discovered by local tomb robbers at Tuna el–Gebel in 1910. It was subsequently explored by Raymond Weill.

Translation of the inscription: The illuminated one, the Osiris, the Great of Five, the God’s Servant, the One who knows what exists, Djehuty–ir–dis, born to Nephthys–ity, justified

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    380 BC - 343 BC (Dynasty 30)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Miss Jane Fernie, 1971
  • Collector
    Jane Fernie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1971 before
  • Measurements
    196 mm x 52 mm x 39 cm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir wr di.w Hm-ntr siA n.tt DHw.ty-ir-di.sw ms n Nb.t-Hw.t-it-ty mAa-xrw, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, the Great of Five, the God’s Servant, the One who knows what exists, Djehuty–ir–dis, born to Nephthys–ity, justified".
  • Related people
    Jane Fernie (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

  • Jane Fernie

    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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