About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig, and a plaited divine beard. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the twisted rope for a basket that is suspended behind the left shoulder. The face is fairly well defined. The eyes have cosmetic lines and brows modelled in relief. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and it stands upon a trapezoidal base. A vertical column of inscription on the front names the owner as Nefer–ib–Re.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    380 BC - 343 BC (Dynasty 30)
  • 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
    1850
  • Measurements
    124 mm x 34 mm x 25 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir im.y-xnt wp nTr.wy Hm-nTr nfr-ib-Ra mAa-xrw, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, the imy–khent priest, the One who separates the two Gods, the God’s Servant, Nefer–ib–Re, justified".
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • The Shabti Collections volume 6: a Selection from World Museum, Liverpool

    Janes, Glenn

    Author: Janes, Glenn
    Publisher: Olicar House Publications
    Date: 2016
    Description: Lavishly illustrated catalogue of inscribed and excavated shabtis from the collection of World Museum, Liverpool, with a six page foreword by the curator, Ashley Cooke, describing the history of the collection . For more details visit the publisher's website: http://www.shabtis.com/liverpoolcatalogue.php

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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