Shabti of Bakenkhonsu card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Bakenkhonsu


On display


Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a very indistinct seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed left over right above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are modelled in shallow relief and painted black. A square– hatched basket with shoulder straps is carried on the back. The face is simply defined. Eyes with brows are faintly evident being added in black paint. A vertical column of inscription is added in black on the front and the owner is named as Bak–en–Khonsu. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir BAk-n-xns.w mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, Bak–en–Khonsu, justified". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Very worn, surface dirt, chipped, cracked, discolouration.