About this object

Blue glaze faience with details added in black. Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with sashed headband added in black tied at the back. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A small basket is carried on the back. The face is oval in shape, and has large eyes with brows painted black. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads: “The Osiris, Nes–pa–her–an”. Shabtis for this owner are from the Priest’s of Amun Cache at Deir el–Bahari, Western Thebes discovered in 1891.

The shabti was mended together from four fragments in 2017.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 945 BC (Dynasty 21)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of E. Timperley
  • Collector
    E Timperley
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    103 mm x 41 mm x 31 mm
  • Note
    Broken (9.10.1991)
  • Related people
    E Timperley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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