Name owner: Ankh(?)nptah

Title owner: The Osiris, Godsfather of Ptah

Dimensions (hxwxd): 5.4 x 1.8 x ? cm 

Translation hieroglyphs: The Osiris, Godsfather of Ptah, Ankh (?)-n-Ptah

Preservation: Intact

R-R: –

Provenance: –


Parallels for this shabti can be found in the Petrie musuem: UC40276a, UC40276b, UC40277. The name on this shabti (as well as the title) seems to slightly differ. On other shabtis of this owner also the more common title it ntjr n Imn, thus Godsfather of Amun, appears. With regard to the name, this shabti appears to read Imn.t-Pth, but perhaps it was intended to right Ankh-n-Ptah.

The shabti is likely made for a woman, in view of the small indicated breasts under the wig.

Another oddity of this shabti is that it does not hold the usual hoes for this period in both hands but instead the right hand holds a Osiris crook! The left hand holds the usual hoe.

Additional information

Ancient provenance



21st dynasty