About this object

Blue glaze faience with details added in black. Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with sashed headband added in black tied at the back. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A small basket is carried on the back. The face is oval in shape, and has large eyes with brows painted black. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads: “The Osiris, Nes–pa–her–an”. Shabtis for this owner are from the Priest’s of Amun Cache at Deir el–Bahari, Western Thebes discovered in 1891.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • 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 E. Timperley
  • Collector
    E Timperley
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    105 mm x 41 mm x 21 mm
  • Related people
    E Timperley ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • E Timperley

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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