Shabti of Her–ib–bastet card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Her–ib–bastet

M14025

Currently not on display

Information

Mummiform shabti missing its lower legs and feet. The head wears a plain tripartite wig and divine beard. Much of the surface of the wig is abraded. The arms are crossed right over left above the waist, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is damaged, especially the left cheek, and the details are cursorily modelled. The figure is supported by a dorsal pillar. A vertical column of inscription on the front of the shabti names the owner as Her–ib–Bastet. Parallel shabtis give the mother’s name as Tas–nakht–Iset. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Hr-ib-bAst.t ms n [tA.s-nx.t-as.t], "The Osiris, Her–ib–Bastet, born to [Tas–nakht–Iset]". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, surface loss, surface dirt, pitted.