About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. The front lappets are quite narrow. The arms are crossed right over left above the waist. The hands probably carry hoes but they are rather indistinct. A square–hatched basket, with carrying straps, is painted low on the back of the shabti. The face is large and crudely worked. Small eyes are suggested in the modelling, and these are positioned very high on the face. The front of the shabti has a vertical column of a very poorly written inscription added in black. The name of the owner is illegible.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
  • 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
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    68 mm x 26 mm x 15 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir ??, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, ??".
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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