About this object

Blue glaze faience shabti of Pet-Osiris. No inscription. Same type as 16.9.02.23f. Broken and mended at the feet.

Glenn Janes provided the following information: This group are from Abydos, Cemetery G (Tomb G50) - the tomb of Djed-Hor, although these particular shabtis are for Pet-Osiris, son of Djed-Hor, who was buried in the same tomb, also with his mother Nebta-ihyt. Pet-Osiris had 266 uninscribed shabtis, 83 with purple heads (bi-chrome glazed) and 36 inscribed.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    J H T Dawson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1902
  • Measurements
    79 mm x 27 mm x 22 mm; 3 1/8 in x 1 1/16 in x 7/8 in
  • Related people
    J H T Dawson (Collector, previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • The Shabti Collections volume 6: a Selection from World Museum, Liverpool

    Janes, Glenn

    Author: Janes, Glenn
    Publisher: Olicar House Publications
    Date: 2016
    Description: Lavishly illustrated catalogue of inscribed and excavated shabtis from the collection of World Museum, Liverpool, with a six page foreword by the curator, Ashley Cooke, describing the history of the collection . For more details visit the publisher's website: http://www.shabtis.com/liverpoolcatalogue.php

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • J H T Dawson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1940
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Egypt Exploration Society

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