About this object

Shabti mould-made from brown pottery. Mummiform shaped, wearing a tripartite wig and long beard. The arms are crossed above the waist and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are modelled in relief. The right hand also holds the twisted rope for a basket that is carried across the left shoulder. The back is plain. Broken below the knees with feet missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Grimshaw
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1909 before
  • Measurements
    56 mm x 18 mm x 10 mm
  • Related people
    Mrs Grimshaw ( Previous owner); Charles Edgar Grisewood ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Mrs Grimshaw

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1960
    Disposal method: Donation
  • E C Grisewood

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation subscription
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology

    Owned from: 1907
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1909
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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