About this object

Blue glaze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig that has quite narrow lappets at the sides of the face. A thick seshed headband, tied at the back, is painted in black around the wig. The arms are crossed above the waist. The left hand holds a hoe, and the right holds a crook, both being added in black. A large basket with broad shoulder straps is painted on the back of the shabti. The face is simply worked. The eyes are highlighted with black paint. A vertical column of black hieroglyphs reads: "The Osiris, the God’s Father of Amun, Ankh–en–Ptah".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • 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 Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Joyce Hearne
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    54 mm x 17 mm x 18 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr n Imn anx-n-PtH, “The Osiris, the God’s Father of Amun, Ankh–en–Ptah”.
  • 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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