About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A large rectangular basket with a square–hatched detail and shoulder straps 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, although this is very indistinct.

Inscription is recorded by Newberry on the record card.

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
  • Date collected
    1900
  • Measurements
    113 mm x 39 mm x 29 mm; 4 7/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 1/8 in
  • 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)

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Publications

  • El Amrah and Abydos 1899-1901

    Randall-MacIver, David and Mace, Arthur Cruttenden

    Author: Randall-MacIver, David and 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.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egyptian Research Account

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