Name owner: Unknown

Title owner: The Osiris, seal bearer of the army

Dimensions (hxwxd): 14.6 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm

Translation hieroglyphs: The Osiris, seal bearer of the army, true of voice (in Hieratic)

Preservation: Intact, faience worn at places

R-R: –

Provenance: Canadian collection, sold by UK ADA dealer.

Comments: No parallels are published for this shabti. However, i know of another one also sold by the same UK ADA dealer.

This shabti is exceedingly rare as it features a hieratic inscription on a faience New Kingdom piece. Furthermore it also mentions the quite rare title of this shabti: seal bearer of the army. The shabti is translated at the BM as being for the owner Amen-Heru.

The blue faience is mainly worn although the black background unfortunately takes away some of its blue.

Also note the bandages running from the front panel to the back. 

Additional information


19th dynasty, 20th dynasty



Ancient provenance