About this object

Mummiform shabti of Hor-Pen-Ist wearing a long wig and dressed in a kilt. The right arm is held across the waist and carries a whip. The left arm hangs against the waist. Green glaze faience with black painted vertical inscription down the chest and kilt, "The Osiris, Hor-pen-Iset".

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 Mr. E. G. Kaines Thomas
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    119 mm x 39 mm x 34 mm
  • Note
    From Cemetery E, tomb 269.
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Collector); Evelyn George Kaines-Thomas ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • 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).


  • Egyptian Research Account Excavations at Abydos 1900 - 1901

    Start date: 1900
    End date: 1900
    Description: Excavations directed by John Garstang at Abydos for the Egyptian Research Account. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1900 - 1901 excavation season and received X finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series Bibliography: John Garstang, 'El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety' (London, 1901).


Previous owners

  • Evelyn George Kaines-Thomas

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1958
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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