Shabti of Ankh–en–ptah card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Ankh–en–ptah


On display


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. Perhaps from Sais.