About this object

Pale blue faience mummiform shabti wearing a short bag wig with a seshed headband tied at the back. A triangular section hanging pendant is moulded at the back of the wig. The hands meet on the chest, and the right hand holds a hoe. The right hand also holds a shoulder strap for a basket that is painted behind the left shoulder. A verticle column of hieroglyphs in black on the front read: "Ankh–ef–en–Bastet, justified". The b3s “oil jar” hieroglyph (Gardiner sign list no. W2) is quite poorly written. The feet missing and there is a white label on the back which reads "ANKH-EF-EN-BAST". From Abydos, North Cemeteries: Cemetery E.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    945 BC - 715 BC (Dynasty 22)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Joyce Hearne
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    95 mm x 35 mm x 25 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: anx.f-n-BAst.t mAa-xrw, "Ankh–ef–en–Bastet, justified".
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne (Collector, previous owner); Amy Urlin (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation or Purchase
    Owned until: 1932
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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