Shabti of Amun–em–?



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and a plaited divine beard. The arms are crossed above the waist, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The implements are simply defined. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The facial features are boldly modelled. The eyes are small, the nose is quite broad, and the lips of the mouth are thick and pushed forwards. The ears are large. The shabti stands against a dorsal pillar that has a horizontal notch defining the bottom of the rear lappet of the wig, and upon a trapezoidal base. A vertical column of incised inscription on the front of the figure names the owner as Amen–em–?. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir Imn-m-?, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, Amun–em–?".