Mummiform, faience with blue glaze, details in black, wearing a striped tripartite wig, adorned with a broad usekh collar, holding agricultural implements in each hand, seed sack and yoke and water pots on back, and a vertical column of text on the front that reads: " The Osiris, the governor (mayor), Ptahmose, justified, of the white wall (Memphis)."
Background: Ptahmose, Noble, Count, Sealbearer of the King of Lower Egypt, Sole Companion, Great Chief in the White Walls (=Memphis), Steward for His Lord, Wife: Inuhety; His daughters are listed as Inuhety, Nafi, Nofretiye, Tawai, Mutkhati, Inunehet, and further down on the inscription we see daughters (-in-law?) Tamit, Merytptah and Nafi.
Sons: Hori, wab priest and temple scribe of Ptah, Usi, God's Father and Chief wab-priest in the House of Ptah, Iia, Wab Priest of Ptah.
1. A. Bart, Ancient Egypt, http://euler.slu.edu/~bart/egyptianhtml/kings%20and%20Queens/Ramses-II.html#Sons, website referenced 10-12-15.
2. G. Janes, Shabtis A Private View, (Paris, 2002), pp. 43 no. 18 Henut-wert DYN 19 (Indirect Parallel)
3. Janes, The Shabti Collections 5, Manchester Museum (England, 2012), pp. 46 - 48 no. 21 Mery-Re DYN 20 Manchester Inv. Nr. MM 1445 (Indirect Parallel)
4. O. Perdu, E. Rickal, La Collection Egyptienne Du Musee De Picardie (Paris, 1994), p. 135 no. 228 Meryamun DYN 20 Picardie Musee Inv. Nr. MP 88.3.128 Serapium; p. 136 no. 230 Paenaiou DYN 19-20 Picardie Musee Inv. Nr. MP 88.3.114 Serapium (Indirect Parallels)
5. S. Guichard, Collection Egyptienne, Beaune, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Musee du Vin de Bourgogne (1985), p.39 no. 51 Ptah-mes Searpium DYN 19 Louvre Inv. NR N774 (1907); p.39 no. 52 Ptah-mes DYN 19 Louvre Inv. NR N774 (1907) Musee Bourgogne D 07.1.23 (Indirect Parallels)
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall. Small drill hole to the base where XRF test done ( QED Labs, MCCM 0.9 Gy) tested as ancient and a copy of this report will accompany the object.
Dimensions: Height: 5.6 inches (14.3 cm)
Provenance: Collection Dr Leopold Benguerel, Barcelona; acquired in London in 1960s. Art Loss Certificate No: S00087077