Shabti of Ankh–(ef–en)–Khonsu



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband added in black. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are added in black. A cross–hatched rectangular basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back of the figure. The face is poorly modelled. There are faint traces of black paint used to indicate the eyes and brows. The front of the shabti has a vertical column of inscription naming the owner as Ankh–(ef–en)–Khonsu. Described in the 1870's by the curator Charles Gatty as belonging to "Ankhsenhesi, priest of Amun". Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr n Imn anx(.f-n)-xns.w mAaxrw, "The Osiris, the God’s Father of Amun, Ankh–(ef–en–Khonsu, justified".