About this object

Blue glazed faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The hands meet above the waist and hold a pair of hoes added in black. A basket is painted on the back. The face is small and simply defined. A vertical column of inscription on the front reads: “A boon that the king gives (to) the Osiris, Pa-en-djehuty”. The only other parallel shabtis are in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London (4 worker and 2 overseer types UC40047-40052).

From Norwich collection, originall number 58.19.

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
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1919 before
  • Measurements
    88 mm x 28 mm x 18 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Htp-di-nsw Ws(ir) imy-r Smsw PA-(n)-DHwty, "A boon that the king gives (to) the Osiris, Pa–(en)–Djehuty".
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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