About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a very indistinct seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed left over right above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are modelled in shallow relief and painted black. A square– hatched basket with shoulder straps is carried on the back. The face is simply defined. Eyes with brows are faintly evident being added in black paint. A vertical column of inscription is added in black on the front and the owner is named as Bak–en–Khonsu.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 945 BC (Dynasty 21)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    116 mm x 42 mm x 26 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir BAk-n-xns.w mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, Bak–en–Khonsu, justified".
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
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