About this object

Blue glaze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The hands hold a pair of hoes that are added in black. A simply outlined rectangular basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back. The faces is simply defined with black lines for the eyes and brows. A vertical column of inscription of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads: "Ta–shed–Khonsu, justified". The surface is very deep blue on the front and the black inscription is not very clear. The back is mostly lighter in colour. The shabti could be from Thebes, Deir el Bahri Cache II.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • 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
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    99 mm x 38 mm x 30 mm
  • Note
    Collected in Egypt in 1870.
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); William Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1914
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Susan Maria Birkbeck

    Owned from: 1897
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1914
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • William Birkbeck

    Owned from: 1870
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1897
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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