Name owner: Amenniuwtnakht

Title owner: The Osiris, Godsfather of Amun

Dimensions (hxwxd): 6.4 x 2.5 x 1.0 cm

Translation hieroglyphs: The Osiris, The Godsfather of Amen, (Amen)-niwt-Nakht, justified

Preservation: Intact, wear to the paint at places

R-R: 29.12

Provenance: Ex-royal Athena Gallery

Comments: The shabti for this important priest of Thebes are remarkably tiny, even for the period. They originate from Cache 2 and are clearly the smallest shabti as recorded in the Cache. This owner was according to the titles on most of his shabtis a Godsfather of Amen. Based on his shabti box, his further titles include: Master of Secrets of Amen (involved in the mummification proces), Chiseller of the Estate of Amen, Chief Wab-Priest, Wab-Priest of the House of Anubis and Chamberlain of Amen, Mut and Khonsu.

Parallels can be found in many musea and private collections, see for a recent overview and 10 examples of the E. Brugsch: G. Janes, 35-a-j as well as four examples in the Aubert collection as mentioned in Aubert Cache 2 nr. 4. These examples carry two of the other titles of this owner.

Additional information

Ancient provenance

Deir el Bahri, Cache 2


21st dynasty