About this object

Mummiform shaped shabti. The arms are held together above the waist. Covered in smooth black resin with some trace of painted yellow details such as the basket on the back and possible an inscription on the front.

Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 117463. Purchased at Steven's auction house, lot 391 20-21 October 1931.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1069 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1931 before
  • Measurements
    193 mm x 49 mm x 39 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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