About this object

Mummiform blue faience shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. The rear lappet is short and finishes at the top of of the shoulders. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest. The arms and right hand are outlined in black. The hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A basket with square–hatched detail is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is well modelled, and has the eyes with brows, and the mouth added in black. A three–stranded wesekh–collar is painted in black on the chest. A vertical column of inscription is painted on the front of the shabti although the name of the owner was never added.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1186 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 20)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Joyce Hearne
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1944 before
  • Measurements
    129 mm x 45 mm x 33 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir ...., "The Osiris, ….".
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne (Collector, previous owner); Amy Urlin (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation or Purchase
    Owned until: 1932
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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