About this object

Green faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in shallow relief and painted black. The face is simply modelled with large eyes with brows added in black. A square–hatched basket on the back has no shoulder straps. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads, “The Osiris, the Priest of Amen, Nes–ankh–ef–(en)–maat, justified”. There is a rectangular label on the base: 'Nest-ankh-f-ta'. On the back there is stuck an old museum label (Norwich Castle Museum, 1925). From Abydos, North Cemeteries: Cemetery D, tomb 11.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    Dynasty 22
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1900
  • Measurements
    150 mm x 44 mm x 46 mm
  • Note
    Bequest of Sir Rider Haggard, 1925.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Previous owner); Henry Rider Haggard (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Rider Haggard

    Owned from: 1900
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1900
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1900
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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