Shabti of Djehuty


Mummiform shabti of the 30th Dynasty, wearing a plain tripartite wig and a plaited 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 rope for a basket carried behind the left shoulder. The rope is twisted. The face is oval in shape, and the details are simply defined. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and it stands upon a trapezoidal base. A horizontal notch at the top of the dorsal pillar defines the lower edge of the rear lappet of the wig. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir Hm-nTr sS DHw.ty mAa-xrw ms (n) wDA.t, "The Osiris, the God’s Servant and Scribe, Djehuty, justified, born to Wedjat". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface loss, surface dirt, chipped.