About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with striations added in black. A pair of small breasts are indicated in the modelling below the lappets of the wig. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A square–hatched small trapezoidal basket with loops in the uppermost corners is carried on the back. The face is well–formed, and has the eyes with brows added in black. A vertical column of inscription on the front of the shabti reads: “The Osiris, the Overseer of the Treasury, Pa–her–mer, justified". Excavated by Arthur Cruttenden Mace during the 1899-1900 season at Abydos, Cemetery D, Tomb 14B. There are three other shabtis for this owner in our collection. Broken across the knees and mended.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 945 BC (Dynasty 21)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr. E Timperley, 1956
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1900
  • Measurements
    122 mm x 36 mm x 23 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir im.y-r pr-HD PA-Hr-mr mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, the Overseer of the Treasury, Pa–her–mer, justified".
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); E Timperley (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

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.

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Abydos 1899 - 1904

    Start date: 1899
    End date: 1899
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Abydos for the Egypt Exploration Fund. 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 1899-1900 excavations and received 179 finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series 24.9.00.56-126 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs...) The museum subscribed to the 1900-1901 excavations and received 114 finds that were accessioned on 14 October 1901, accession series 14.10.01.1-53 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs but also Middle Kingdom finds from tombs D79 and D81). The museum subscribed to the 1901-1902 Abydos excavations and received 57 finds that were accessioned on 16 September 1902, accession series 16.9.02.1-57 (...)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • E Timperley

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1900
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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