Shabti of Bak–en–khonsu card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Bak–en–khonsu

52.55.154

Currently not on display

Information

Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A large rectangular diamond–hatched basket is painted on the back. The face is rather poorly modelled. The eyes with brows are added in black but barely discernible. A vertical column of painted inscription on the front names the owner as Bak–(en)–Khonsu. The inscription is to be read from left to right, a notable exception to the rule, and during the Third Intermediate Period is only to be found on a few shabti groups. See 52.55.141. The Gilstrap collection was formed by Miss Gilstrap, who contributed funds to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds in return for the funding she provided. Erroneously recorded as from Thebes.