About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back being added in black. The eyes are added in black. The arms are held crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in relief, and painted black. A basket is painted on the back. Mould made from pottery with a light blue paint and details in black. Base is chipped

Recorded as from being from the excavations of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt at either the Ramesseum or Abydos. Exact same style as eight shabtis in the Petrie Museum of Archaeology, University College London (UC 40443).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 22 (945 BC - 715 BC) about
  • Materials
  • 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
  • Date collected
    1911 - 1913
  • Measurements
    78 mm x 27 mm x 20 mm
  • Note
    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.
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