About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. The rear lappet is short and finishes at the top of of the shoulders. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest. The arms and right hand are outlined in black. The hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A pair of water pots are suspended from a yoke painted in black on the back of the shoulders. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is simple in shape, and has the eyes with brows added in black although these are rudimentary in their execution. A simple wesekh–collar is painted in black on the chest. A vertical column of inscription is painted on the front of the shabti although the name of the owner was never added.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr William Crosfield, 1861. Ex Philip Hermann collection.
  • Collector
    Hermann Philip
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 - 1860
  • Measurements
    127 mm x 42 mm x 26 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir ...., "The illuminated one, the Osiris, ….".
  • Related people
    William Henry Crosfield (Previous owner); Hermann Philip (Collector)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of the Mayer Collection Part 1. The Egyptian, Babylonian and Assyrian Antiquities. Second and Revised Edition.

    Gatty, Charles

    Author: Gatty, Charles
    Publisher: The Committee of the Liverpool Free Public Library, Museum and Gallery of Art
    Date: 1879
    Description: Catalogue of most of Joseph Mayer's Egyptian and Near Eastern collection that was on display. It also includes a small number of other collections, such as those given by Mr William Crosfield in 1861, some by Mr Charles Stoess in 1869, and others by Mr J. A. Tinne in 1870. Occasionally reference will be made to the provenance of objects, in particular if they are from the Jospeh Sams or Lord Valentia (ex Henry Salt) collections. There are illustrations of some objects, in particular the amulets, by Mr Ll. Jewitt, FSA. Compared to Mayer's 1852 cataloue there are more detailed descriptions for inscribed objects such as stelae, giving names and titles and the character of the text, provided by Samuel Birch of the British Museum who visited the collections in March 1877.


Previous owners

  • W M Crosfield

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1861
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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