About this object

Blue glazed faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a small pair of hoes that are faintly suggested in the modelling and painted black. The face on the figure has eyes with brows added in black. A small, simply outlined basket with shoulder straps is carried on the back. A vertical column of inscription on the front reads: Mut–en–ipet.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Ramesseum
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 664 BC (Dynasty 21 - 25)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Evelyn Holden
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Ramesseum
  • Date collected
    1896
  • Measurements
    105 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm
  • Note
    Note written on the label says "GIFT 1954. No ???". Not assigned an accesion number until in 1967. Mrs Evelyn Holden made a number of gifts in 1954, including Egyptian antiquities and mentions "12 figures (clay) from tombs" - there could be other shabtis that were part of her gift.
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account (Collector, previous owner); Evelyn Holden (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • The Ramesseum

    Quibell, James Edward

    Author: Quibell, James Edward
    Publisher: Bernard Quaritch
    Date: 1898
    Description:

  • The Shabti Collections volume 6: a Selection from World Museum, Liverpool

    Janes, Glenn

    Author: Janes, Glenn
    Publisher: Olicar House Publications
    Date: 2016
    Description: Lavishly illustrated catalogue of inscribed and excavated shabtis from the collection of World Museum, Liverpool, with a six page foreword by the curator, Ashley Cooke, describing the history of the collection . For more details visit the publisher's website: http://www.shabtis.com/liverpoolcatalogue.php

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Evelyn Holden

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Egyptian Research Account

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