Shabti of Djed-khonsu-iwef-ankh

52.55.145

On display

Green faience mummiform-shaped shabti of Djed-khonsu-iwef-ankh, wearing a tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. Details of the face are picked out in black. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in relief and painted black. A very large basket is carried on the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads, “The Osiris, God's Father, Beloved of the [God], Djed-Khonsu-iwef-ankh, justified”. From the 1900 excavations of the Egyptian Research Account at Abydos North Cemeteries: Cemetery E. Printed label is stick to the back: ZED-KNONSU-AUF-ANK DIVINE FATHER".