Shabti of Djed–montu–iwef–ankh



The upper and mid–torso parts of a mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and divine beard. The arms are crossed above the waist, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in left, and a hoe in the right. The implements are poorly defined in shallow relief. A small basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The basket is very small, being limited in size by the broad dorsal pillar that is the same width as the back of head. The pillar does not have the usual horizontal notch defining the lower edge of the rear lappet of the wig. The face of the shabti is poorly modelled. The dorsal pillar has a column of incised inscription. The owner is named as Djed–Montu–iwef–ankh. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir [Hm]-nTr (n) Imn-Ra nsw.t-nTrw DD-MnTwiw. f-anx ?? ...., "The illuminated one, the Osiris, the God’s [Servant] (of) Amen–Re, King of the Gods, Djed–Montu–iwef–ankh ?? …."