Shabti

53.99.13

On display

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig. Graining in the wood gives the impression that the wig is striated. Arms are not indicated but are presumed to be crossed beneath the shroud that envelopes the body. A wesekh–collar is worn across the chest being gently indicated in the carving. The face of the figure is quite broad, and traces of red remain to suggest it was painted this colour. Eyes and brows are added in black and white. The face is flanked by small ears that are outlined in black. Traces of five vertical columns of a virtually illegible inscription are added in black on the body of the shabti.