Shabti of Ankh-ef-en-bastet



Mummiform ‘overseer’ shabti wearing the kilt of everyday life with a projecting frontal apron. Feet are missing. The figure wears a short bag wig with a sashed headband tied at the back. The shabti has the right arm folded across the chest, and the hand holds a whip added in black. The whip appears to be shown around the back of the neck before falling over the left shoulder(?). The shabti has a vertical column of inscription naming the owner as Ankh–ef–en–Bastet. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir anx.f-n-BAst.t [mAa-xrw], "The Osiris, Ankh–ef–en– Bastet, [justified]". From Abydos, North Cemeteries: Cemetery E, excavations of John Garstang for the Egyptian Research Account, 1900.