Shabti card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti

M14023

Currently not on display

Information

The upper part of a 19th Dynasty mummiform shabti made of white/cream coloured glaze faience, wearing a plain tripartite wig that is painted black. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest. Bracelets are painted in brownish–black on the wrists. The same colour is used to show a pair of hoes being carried, one in each hand, and a square–hatched basket that is added on the back of the figure. The face is fairly well modelled, and has the eyes, brows and mouth added in brownish–black. The lower part of the shabti is missing from below the arms. A vertical column of a painted inscription would have been added down the front of the figure, the first hieroglyph of which only remains. Traces of framing lines suggest there may have been horizontal bands of inscription also. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: [Ws]ir ...., “The Osiris…”. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, worn, pitted, cracked, surface dirt.