Shabti card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti

16.9.02.22b

Currently not on display

Information

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and a plaited divine beard. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in one, and a hoe in the other. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The shabti stands against a dorsal pillar, and upon a trapezoidal base. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abydos, during the 1901-1902 season. Glenn Janes provided the following information: “This group are from Abydos, Cemetery G (Tomb G50) - the tomb of Djed-Hor, although these particular shabtis are for Pet-Osiris, son of Djed-Hor, who was buried in the same tomb, also with his mother Nebta-ihyt. Pet-Osiris had 266 uninscribed shabtis, 83 with purple heads (bi-chrome glazed) and 36 inscribed”.