Name owner: Pinidjem

Title owner: The illuminated, the Osiris, high priest of Amun

Dimensions (hxwxd): 16.6 x ? x ? cm

Translation hieroglyphs: The Illuminated, The Osiris, the High Priest of Amen, Pinedjem, true of Voice, he speaks (followed by chapter VI)

Preservation: Excellent.

R-R: 114.10

Provenance: Ex Harmakhis gallery, exhibited at TEFAF 2007


High Priest of Amen Pinedjem II ruled the south of Egypt as a King. Pinedjem II was the son of King Menkheppera, grandson of Pinedjem I. His first wife was Nesy-Khonsu, note the similarity in the style of their shabtis. His second wife (and sister) was Iset-em-Khebi. One of her children was princess Her-wekbet who was burried in the second cache.

Most of the Pinedjem II shabtis are broken. This example is unbroken and fully intact which is quite remarkable.

For a reference of the parallels see Glenn Janes, nr. 38.

Additional information

Ancient provenance

TT320, Deir el Bahri, Cache 1


21st dynasty