About this object

Green faience mummiform-shaped shabti of Djed-khonsu-iwef-ankh, wearing a tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. Details of the face are picked out in black. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in relief and painted black. A very large basket is carried on the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads, “The Osiris, God's Father, Beloved of the [God], Djed-Khonsu-iwef-ankh, justified”. From the 1900 excavations of the Egyptian Research Account at Abydos North Cemeteries: Cemetery E. Printed label is stick to the back: ZED-KNONSU-AUF-ANK DIVINE FATHER".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    945 BC – 715 BC about
  • 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: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    112 mm x 44 mm x 36 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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