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
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • 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
  • 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
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne ( Collector, previous owner); Amy Urlin ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation or Purchase
    Owned until: 1932
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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