Shabti of Djed–bastet–iwef–ankh card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Djed–bastet–iwef–ankh

56.22.643

Currently not on display

Information

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and divine beard. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the cord for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is summarily modelled. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. The body of the figure has eight horizontal bands of incised inscription naming the owner as Djed–Bastet–iwef–ankh, followed by Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead. Bequest of Sir Rider Haggard, 1925. Measurement from top of the shabti to the base is 136 mm. True height is estimated.