About this object

Blue glaze faience with details added in black. Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The front lappets have a horizontal line faintly modelled across the lower ends. The arms are crossed left over right above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A broad basket is painted on the back of the shabti. The face is comparatively small with large eyes that are heavily outlined in black – a feature found on parallel examples. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads: “The Osiris, Ta–henet–Djehuty,justified”.

Ta–henet–Djehuty was the mother of Nesy–Khonsu, the wife of Pinudjem II, a priest–king who ruled Egypt from Thebes during the 21st Dynasty. The shabti is from the Priests of Amun cache (Cache II) at Deir el–Bahari.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 945 BC (Dynasty 21)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr. E Timperley, 1956
  • Collector
    E Timperley
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    124 mm x 41 mm x 36 mm
  • Note
    Only has selotaped no. on back. Needs no. painting on.
  • Related people
    E Timperley (Collector)
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