About this object

Mummiform shabti of pale green glazed faience. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads, “The Osiris, Djed–Mut, justified”. The shabti wears a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed right over left above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A basket is modelled in relief on the back. The face is rudimentarily modelled with details added in black.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Ramesseum
  • Date made
    Dynasty 22 (945 BC - 715 BC)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Transferred from Gilstrap Public Library and Municipal Museum, 1952
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Ramesseum
  • Date collected
    1900
  • Measurements
    113 mm x 45 mm x 36 mm; 4 7/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 7/16 in
  • Note
    One of five shabtis belonging to Djed-mut in the Museum's collection.
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Publications

  • El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Egyptian Research Account
    Date: 1901
    Description: Publication of the Egyptian Research Account's excavations at the cemeteries in the Abydos region, 1900. The title of the book "el Arabah" takes its name from the nearby modern town name. Garstang's fieldwork report is accompanied by notes made by Percy Newberry (on the hieroglyphic inscriptions) and J. Grafton Milne (on the Greek graffiti).

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