Shabti of Amenet–em–heb



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black, although this is very faint. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A large rectangular basket is painted on the back with crude diamond–hatched patterning. Facial details are poorly defined, with the eyes and brows being added in black. The shabti is flat–backed. A vertical column of inscription names the owner as Amenet–em–heb. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Imn.t-m-Hb mAa.t-xrw, “The Osiris, Amenet–em–heb, justified”. Label with printed text stuck to the base: "AMENT-EM-HEB". The catalogue card states that the paint is worn. The Gilstrap collection was formed by Miss Gilstrap, who contributed funds to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds in return for the funding she provided.