Shabti of Djed–khonsu–iuef–ankh


Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in shallow relief and painted black. A square–hatched basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is simply modelled with eyes and eyebrows added in black. On the front is a vertical column of hieroglyphs in black that reads: “The Osiris, the Fourth Prophet of Amen, Djed–Khonsu–iwef–ankh, justified”. This is one of four shabtis for Djedkhonsuiwefankh in the World Museum collection. Parallel shabtis for Djedkhonsuiwefankh were in the National Museum of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (nos 260 & 355) until 2 September 2018 when they were lost in a fire that destroyed the museum. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, surface loss on the base with the break having a powdery surface (pierced with a hole from an early mount); surface cracks, pitted, worn, surface dirt. Previously in the collection of Dr Herman Philip and Mrs Dora Philip of 32 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh.