About this object

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with long lappets. The arms are held in a crossed position over the chest. Coated with a black resin and painted with details in yellow which now only survives in patches (necklace and bag on the back).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood; Resin
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Sams
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850
  • Measurements
    188 mm x 52 mm x 35 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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