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 arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes indicated in the modelling and painted black. The face is very well modelled, and has the eyes with brows added in black. A large trapezoidal basket with square–hatched detail and
shoulder straps is carried on the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads: “The Osiris, God’s Father Beloved of the God Amen–Re, Pa–di–Mehit”. Broken across the middle and mended.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    945 BC - 715 BC (Dynasty 22)
  • 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: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1893 before
  • Measurements
    122 mm x 42 mm x 42 mm
  • Related people
    E Timperley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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