About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with striations added in black. A pair of small breasts are indicated in the modelling below the lappets of the wig. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A square–hatched small trapezoidal basket with loops in the uppermost corners is carried on the back. The face is well–formed, and has the eyes with brows added in black. A vertical column of inscription on the front of the shabti reads: “The Osiris, the Overseer of the Treasury, Pa–her–mer, justified". Excavated by Arthur Cruttenden Mace during the 1899-1900 season at Abydos, Cemetery D, Tomb 14B. There are three other shabtis for this owner in our collection. Broken across the knees and mended.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • 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, 1956
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    121 mm x 38 mm x 24 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir im.y-r pr-HD PA-Hr-mr mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, the Overseer of the Treasury, Pa–her–mer, justified".
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)


Previous owners

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