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.

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 about
  • 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
  • Date collected
    1900
  • Measurements
    111 mm x 42 mm x 35 mm
  • Note
    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)
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account (Collector, previous owner)

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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).

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egyptian Research Account

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1900
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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