About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and divine beard. The wig is worn low on the forehead. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the rope for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is simply shaped. The figure stands upon a trapezoidal base, and against a dorsal pillar with a horizontal notch defining the bottom of the rear lappet of the wig. The front of the shabti has a vertical panel of incised inscription naming the owner as Ankh–en–Ptah.

Perhaps from Sais.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 525 BC (Dynasty 26)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr. E Timperley, 1956
  • Collector
    E Timperley
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    135 mm x 34 mm x 30 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir xrp-Hw.t Hm-nTr N.t sS anx-n-PtH mAa-xrw, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, the Controller of the Estate, the God’s Servant of Neith, the Scribe, Ankh–en–Ptah, justified."
  • Related people
    E Timperley (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • E Timperley

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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