Shabti of Ankh-en-ptah card

Shabti of Ankh-en-ptah


On display


Blue glaze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig that has quite narrow lappets at the sides of the face. A thick seshed headband, tied at the back, is painted in black around the wig. The arms are crossed above the waist. The left hand holds a hoe, and the right holds a crook, both being added in black. A large basket with broad shoulder straps is painted on the back of the shabti. The face is simply worked. The eyes are highlighted with black paint. A vertical column of black hieroglyphs reads: "The Osiris, the God’s Father of Amun, Ankh–en–Ptah".