About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The headband is boldly painted. The arms are crossed above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A large diamond–hatched trapezoidal basket with loops in the uppermost corners is painted on the back. The face is poorly defined. A vertical column of inscription on the front of the figure names the owner as Pa–hem–neter.

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
    111 mm x 37 mm x 27 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr n Imn it-nTr n xns.w PA-Hm-nTr mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, the God’s Father of Amun, the God’s Father of Khonsu, Pa–hem–neter, justified".
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • El Amrah and Abydos 1899-1901

    Randall-MacIver, David; Mace, Arthur Cruttenden

    Author: Randall-MacIver, David; Mace, Arthur Cruttenden
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1902
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Society excavations at cemeteries in the Abydos and el Amrah region. With a chapter by F. Ll. Griffith.


Previous owners

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