About this object

Blue glaze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The hands hold a pair of hoes that are added in black. A simply outlined rectangular basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back. The faces is simply defined with black lines for the eyes and brows. A vertical column of inscription of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads: "Ta–shed–Khonsu, justified". The shabti could be from Thebes, Deir el Bahri Cache II.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 945 BC (Dynasty 21)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Bahri
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    104 mm x 38 mm x 32 mm
  • Note
    Collected in Egypt in 1870.
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); William Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1914
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Susan Birkbeck

    Owned from: 1897
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1914
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • William Birkbeck

    Owned from: 1870
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1897
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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