Shabti of Ankh-ef-en-bastet


Mummiform shabti wearing a short bag wig with a sashed headband tied at the back. The shabti has a triangular section hanging pendant at the back of the wig. The hands meet on the chest, and the right hand holds a hoe. The right hand also holds a shoulder strap for a basket that is painted behind the left shoulder but has completely faded except for a faint loop where the strap was attached to the basket. 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.