About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with striations added in black. The arms that are crossed on the chest, are boldly modelled. The hands hold a pair of small hoes that are added in black. A basket is painted low on the back of the shabti. The face is round in shape, and has large eyes with brows added in black. The front of the shabti has a vertical column of painted inscription that is mostly illegible. Acquired in 1848.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    Dynasty 21
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Not recorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    107 mm x 49 mm x 23 mm; 4 3/16 in x 1 15/16 in x 7/8 in
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Not recorded (Collector)


Previous owners

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