About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband added in black tied at the back. The arms are crossed left over right above the waist. The hands, that are rather small, hold a pair of hoes added in black. A square basket with square–hatched detail and shoulder straps is painted on the back of the shabti. The face is fairly well shaped. Large eyes with brows are added in black. The ears are large and very well defined in the modelling. A vertical column of inscription on the front of the figure names the owner as Ankh–es–en–Iset.

Described in the 1870's by the curator Charles Gatty as belonging to "Ankhsenhesi".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • 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
  • Measurements
    100 mm x 35 mm x 23 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription:sHD Wsir anx.s-n-As.t mAa.t-xrw, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, Ankh–es–en–Iset, 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
Object view = Humanities
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