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Green faience mummiform-shaped shabti of Djed-khonsu-iwef-ankh, wearing a tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. Details of the face are picked out in black. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in relief and painted black. A very large basket is carried on the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads, “The Osiris, God's Father, Beloved of the [God], Djed-Khonsu-iwef-ankh, justified”. From the 1900 excavations of the Egyptian Research Account at Abydos North Cemeteries: Cemetery E. Printed label is stick to the back: ZED-KNONSU-AUF-ANK DIVINE FATHER".

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  • El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Egyptian Research Account
    Date: 1901
    Description: Publication of the Egyptian Research Account's excavations at the cemeteries in the Abydos region, 1900. The title of the book "el Arabah" takes its name from the nearby modern town name. Garstang's fieldwork report is accompanied by notes made by Percy Newberry (on the hieroglyphic inscriptions) and J. Grafton Milne (on the Greek graffiti).

  • 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


  • Egyptian Research Account Excavations at Abydos 1900 - 1901

    Start date: 1900
    End date: 1900
    Description: Excavations directed by John Garstang at Abydos for the Egyptian Research Account. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1900 - 1901 excavation season and received X finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series Bibliography: John Garstang, 'El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety' (London, 1901).


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