About this object

Green glaze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The front lappets are narrow and gently curve inwards on the chest.. The arms are crossed right over left above the waist. The hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in relief and painted black. A diagonally–hatched basket with a single shoulder strap is carried behind the right shoulder. The faces are simply modelled. The inscriptions on the front of the shabti has almost completely worn away, but the overall iconography is identical to examples known for Si–Amen and this is confirmed by a label attached to the back with printed text: 'SI-AMEN'. From Abydos, North Cemeteries: Cemetery E.

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 Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Joyce Hearne
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1900
  • Measurements
    100 mm x 40 mm x 27 mm
  • Note
    Donated by Mrs Hearne in 1944; Mrs Hearne's husband was curator of Littlehampton Museum which received Egyptian material from Miss Amy Urlin, a relation of the archaeologist Professor Flinders Petrie.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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