Shabti of Ankh–hor–pa–khered



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and divine beard. The front lappets of the wig are narrow, and the beard short and stubby. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick(?) in the left. The right hand does not carry the usual pick or basket rope so in this respect the shabti is quite unusual. Similarly there is no basket carried on the back. The face is fairly square in shape, and the details of the ears, eyes, broad nose and gently smiling mouth are boldly modelled although somewhat crude in definition. The shabti stands upon a trapezoidal base, and against a dorsal pillar that has a shallow horizontal notch defining the bottom of the rear lappet of the wig. The back of the head and the dorsal pillar have a vertical column of incised inscription naming the owner as Ankh–Hor–pa–khered. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir anx-Hr-pA-Xrd mAa-(xrw), "The Osiris, Ankh–Hor–pa–khered, justified".