Name owner: Kedmerut

Title owner: The Osiris, lady of the lands, divine adoratrice

Dimensions (hxwxd): ? x ? x ? cm

Translation hieroglyphs: The Osiris, the Lady of the two lands, the Divine Adoratrice, Ked-Merut

Preservation: Uraeus lost, chips to head and feet section restored. Otherwise, good with relatively clear visible glyphs.

R-R: –

Provenance: Major James Findlay (1915-1990) collection, Aberdeen, acquired in the 1950s-1960s, sold through Bonhams 3 July 2019, lot 197 to a Dutch collector.

Comments: James Quibell excavated the Ramesseum in 1896 and discovered the shabtis of this important lady. Ked-merut was The Divine Adoratrice of Thebes in the 22nd dynasty, following Karo-Mama and Mehyt-Weshket. I refer to the Mehyt-Weshket publication for more background on the office of Divine Adoratrice. A parallel overview of the shabtis of this lady was first published by Glenn Janes in The Shabti collections 6 (Liverpool) and then by Kenneth Griffin as part of the book relating to the recent excavations in 2015 of the tomb of her predecessor Karo-Mama (G), Von der Königsmutter zur Gottesgemahlin (page 145-158). 48 shabtis in total are currently known of which only 12 are in private collections. 

Additional information

Ancient provenance

Ramesseum, Thebes


22nd dynasty