About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with striations indicated in the modelling. The arms are crossed above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are somewhat faintly depicted. The left hand also holds the rope for a narrow, square–hatched basket that is carried behind the right shoulder. The face of the shabti is quite broad and flanked by a large pair of ears. The body of the shabti has four horizontal bands of an incised inscription, with a vertical column on the front. The owner is named as Ipet–nofret, followed by Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead.

Translation of the inscription: The illuminated one, the Osiris, Ipet–nofret, son of Hor–iw, he speaks: O, these shabtis, if one is counted off, if one is reckoned to do all the works there in the realm of the dead, to irrigate …. by boat sand". (Although the figure is made for a female, the standard phraseology “he says” is not changed with a feminine suffix pronoun).

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
    Egyptian Alabaster
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson, 1977
  • Collector
    Francis Chatillon Danson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    145 mm x 50 mm x 32 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir IApt-nfr.t sA Hr-iw Dd.f i SAb.ty ip.tw iry ip.tw ir hsb.tw r ir.t kA.t nb.(t) r ir (i)m m Xr.t-nTr r smH.y .... Xn.t Say, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, Ipet–nofret, son of Hor–iw, he speaks: O, these shabtis, if one is counted off, if one is reckoned to do all the works there in the realm of the dead, to irrigate …. by boat sand". (Although the figure is made for a female, the standard phraseology “he says” is not changed with a feminine suffix pronoun).
  • Related people
    Edith Danson (Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson (Collector, previous owner); John Raymond Danson (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • 'Museum Acquisitions, 1978' in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology vol. 66

    Bourriau, Janine (editor)

    Author: Bourriau, Janine (editor)
    Publisher: Egypt Exploraration Society
    Date: 1980
    Description: A list of Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1978 by museums in the United Kingdom. The article contains a complete list of the Danson collection of Egyptian antiquities acquired by World Museum in 1977.

  • 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

Events

  • Mummies and Treasures from the Graves

    Start date: 1991-07-10
    End date: 1991-07-10
    Description: An exhibition held at Yong-In Farmland, South Korea, 20 km south of Seoul.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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