Shabti of Ankh–en–ptah



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and divine beard. The wig is worn low on the forehead. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the rope for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is simply shaped. The figure stands upon a trapezoidal base, and against a dorsal pillar with a horizontal notch defining the bottom of the rear lappet of the wig. The front of the shabti has a vertical panel of incised inscription naming the owner as Ankh–en–Ptah. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir xrp-Hw.t Hm-nTr N.t sS anx-n-PtH mAa-xrw, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, the Controller of the Estate, the God’s Servant of Neith, the Scribe, Ankh–en–Ptah, justified." Perhaps from Sais.