Shabti of Henut-tawy


Mummiform shaped shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back boldly added in black. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in low relief and painted black. A large diamond–hatched trapezoidal basket with shoulder straps is added in black paint on the back of each shabti. The face is rudimentarily modelled with no details indicated except for the eyes with brows that are added in black. A vertical column of a crudely written inscription reads, “The Osiris, Henut–tawy, justified”. From Abydos [North Cemeteries:Cemetery E] excavated by John Garstang for the Egyptian Research Account.