Shabti of Ankh-ef-en-bastet card

Shabti of Ankh-ef-en-bastet


On display


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. Excavated by John Garstang for the Egyptian Research Account. John Garstang, El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety (London, 1901).