Shabti



Accession Number
EC1980
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Shabti
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty
Twenty-second Dynasty
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos, North Cemeteries, Cemetery D, Tomb 15G
Measurements
Height: 117mm | Width: 40mm | Depth: 25mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A mummiform worker shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig. A pair of small breasts are indicated in the modelling below the front lappets of the wig. The hands meet just above the waist. The face is rudimentarily modelled. The back of the figure has a plain rectangular basket with short carrying straps painted in black on the left side at the back of the neck. There is a single stylised hoe painted behind the right shoulder. Traces of an inscription on the front of the figure name the owner as Wennefer are present. The overseer shabtis for Wennefer show that he held the title of God's Father of Amun. Wennefer as buried in tomb 15G, which was located in Cemetery D of the North Cemeteries at Abydos. This tomb was excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund (now Society) in 1900. Donated by Irmela Stevens in 2021.

Bibliography

Randall-MacIver, David & Arthur C. Mace 1902. El Amrah and Abydos, 1899–1901. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Society 23. London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1902. [p. 98, pls. xxvii.7, lvii.32.

Previous Owners
Egypt Exploration Society | Irmela Helene Dorothe Elisabeth Stevens (1937–)
Excavation Details

Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund (now Society) during the 1900 season.

Acquisition
Gift, Irmela Helene Dorothe Elisabeth Stevens (05 March 2021)

Inscription

wn-nfr = Wennefer

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Wennefer (wnn-nfr)
Last modified: 28 Oct 2021

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