Shabti of Ah-mose



Pale blue glaze faience mummiform shabti, wearing a plain tripartite wig and a fairly long plaited divine beard. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands protrude from a shroud to hold a pick in the left and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the cord of a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. Facial features are fairly well–detailed with high cheek bones, a broad nose, a gently smiling mouth and a pronounced chin. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar and stands upon a trapezoidal base. The body is incised with a ‘T’–shaped inscription in moulded hieroglyphs that reads: "The illuminated one, the Osiris, the King’s Scribe, Ah–mose, born (to) Hotep–Bastet". Transliteration of the inscription: sHD Wsir sS nsw.t iaH-ms ms (n) Htp-BAst.t.