About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a short bag wig with a sashed headband tied at the back. The shabti has a triangular section hanging pendant at the back of the wig. The hands meet on the chest, and the right hand holds a hoe. The right hand also holds a shoulder strap for a basket that is painted behind the left shoulder but has completely faded except for a faint loop where the strap was attached to the basket. The shabti has a vertical column of inscription naming the owner as Ankh–ef–en–Bastet.

Excavated by John Garstang for the Egyptian Research Account.
John Garstang, El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety (London, 1901)

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    945 BC - 715 BC (Dynasty 22)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Research Account, 1900
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos Cemetery E
  • Date collected
    1900
  • Measurements
    101 mm x 35 mm x 29 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir anx.f-n-BAst.t [mAa-xrw], "The Osiris, Ankh–ef–en–Bastet, [justified]".
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account (Collector, previous owner)

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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:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egyptian Research Account

    Owned from: 1900
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1900
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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