About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband added in black. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are added in black. A cross–hatched rectangular basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back of the figure. The face is poorly modelled. There are faint traces of black paint used to indicate the eyes and brows. The front of the shabti has a vertical column of inscription naming the owner as Ankh–(ef–en)–Khonsu.

Described in the 1870's by the curator Charles Gatty as belonging to "Ankhsenhesi, priest of Amun".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 945 BC (Dynasty 21)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    112 mm x 44 mm x 38 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr n Imn anx(.f-n)-xns.w mAaxrw, "The Osiris, the God’s Father of Amun, Ankh–(ef–en–Khonsu, justified".
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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