Name owner: Padiuimen

Title owner: The Osiris

Dimensions (hxwxd): 11.2 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm

Translation hieroglyphs: The Osiris, <?>, Pa-di-w-Imn, true of voice

Preservation: Broken and complemented around middle, arms missing, chips to feet restored, faience worn at places.

R-R: 121.23

Provenance: Dutch collection, prior to that Australian collection

Comments: This intriguing shabti dates to the 21th dynasty, circa 1000 BC. This can be determined, a.o. by the hairband, which first appeared in the 21th dynasty as well as the blue faience typical for the 21th dynasty, still well preserved on this shabti.
The shabti reads: The Osiris, <…>, Pa-di-w-Imn, true of voice. The name means something like: He, who has been given by (the God) Amun.
Interestingly, the name Pa-di-w-Imn appears several times in the list of Daressy as part of the so-called Second or High Priest cache of Deir El Bahri. Only one shabti with this name is traced back to Cache 2 (a pottery one, see Aubert Cache 2, nr. 15). Perhaps this is one of the shabtis from Cache 2 for one of the other owners. At least his name suggests a Theban origin (the temple of Amun is in Karnak).

Two shabtis are known to me that appear to be from the same owner, not published.

Additional information


21st dynasty



Ancient provenance