Shabti

56.22.398

On display

Mummiform pottery shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig that is painted blue. The body of the shabti is painted white with the exception of the arms and hands that are painted red, and a faint inscription that is added in black within red framing lines that are boldly painted. The arms are folded above the waist, and the hands carry a small pair of hoes that are added in black. The how carried in the left hand is broad–bladed, while that in the right is narrow–bladed. A large basket, now very faded, is added in black on the back of the shabti. The face and neck are painted red. Eyes with brows are added in black. The facial details are somewhat abraded. The back of the shabti is roughly shaped, and the feet curl forwards. Because the inscription is rather worn it is impossible to read the name of the owner of the shabti.