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. 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
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • 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
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    99 mm x 36 mm x 28 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: anx.f-n-BAst.t mAa-xrw, "Ankh–ef–en–Bastet, justified".
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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