Mummiform shabti with a crudely carved face, wearing a plain tripartite wig with long lappets. The arms are held in a crossed position over the chest. On the front is an incised column of text. The surface is very worn & cracked in places. The front of the feet are missing. Aylward Blackman was Brunner Professor of Egyptology at the University of Liverpool between 1948 and 1956. Between 1912 and 1920 he spent five fieldwork seasons at Meir, recording the rock-cut tombs in this part of Middle Egypt, from where this object was collected.