Shabti

16.4.61.48

On display

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. The rear lappet is short and finishes at the top of of the shoulders. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest. The arms and right hand are outlined in black. The hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A pair of water pots are suspended from a yoke painted in black on the back of the shoulders. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is simple in shape, and has the eyes with brows added in black although these are rudimentary in their execution. A simple wesekh–collar is painted in black on the chest. A vertical column of inscription is painted on the front of the shabti although the name of the owner was never added. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir ...., "The illuminated one, the Osiris, ….".