About this object

Turquoise faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in shallow relief and painted black. The face is simply modelled with large eyes with brows added in black. A square–hatched basket on the back has no shoulder straps. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads, “The Osiris, the Priest of Amen, Nes–ankh–ef–(en)–maat, justified”. Broken across the middle and mended (2017).

Excavated for the Egypt Exploration Fund by Arthur Cruttenden Mace during the 1899-1900 season at Abydos,

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    945 BC – 715 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    147 mm x 44 mm x 49 mm
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society ( Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

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