About this object

Mummiform shabti made of turquoise-blue glazed faience, 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 added in black paint. A diamond–hatched trapezoidal basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back. The face is rudimentarily modelled, and has eyes with brows added in black. A vertical column of inscription on the front names the owner as Ankh–es–en–Iset. Record card states that the faience is chipped on the base and the back of the head.

Erroneously recorded as from Thebes (see linked publication below).

The Gilstrap collection was formed by Miss Gilstrap, who contributed funds to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds in return for the funding she provided.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    945 BC - 715 BC (Dynasty 22)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Transferred from Gilstrap Public Library and Municipal Museum, 1952
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1911 - 1913
  • Measurements
    120 mm x 39 mm x 38 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir nb.t-pr Sma.yt n Imn anx.s-n-As.t mAa.t-xrw, “The Osiris, the Lady of the House, the Chantress of Amun, Ankh–es–en–Iset, justified”.
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Publications

  • Egyptian Antiquities in the Liverpool Museum: a List of the Provenanced Objects

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund
    Publisher: Aris and Phillips Ltd
    Date: 1986
    Description:

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