About this object

Mmmiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. The arms are folded above the waist. The hands presumably carry implements but these are hard to distinguish except for a hoe held in the right hand that is added in black. The face is simply defined. Eyes with brows are added in black. The shabti has four horizontal bands of a painted inscription running around the body, with a vertical column on the front. The inscriptions are crudely painted, and difficult to clearly decipher. The owner is named as Amen–em–Ipet.

Collected in Egypt 1830.
Donated by B.A. Saw in 1934.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1186 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 20)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    B A Saw
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1830
  • Measurements
    146 mm x 44 mm x 36 mm; 5 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 7/16 in
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir Imn-m-ipt mAa-xrw i [SAb].ty ipn ...., "The illuminated one, the Osiris, Amen–em–ipet, justified, he speaks: O, [these shabtis] ….".
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); B A Saw (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1934
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • B A Saw

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1934
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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