Shabti of Hor



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and 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. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The implements are very simply defined, and modelled in shallow relief. The face is round in shape and simply worked. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. A horizontal notch defines the bottom edge of the rear lappet of the wig. A vertical column of fairly crudely incised inscription reads, ""The Osiris, Hor, justified" [Wsir Hr mAa-xrw]. One of the previous owners, Amy Urlin, assisted W. M. F. Petrie on his excavation of the cemetery at Abydos in 1901 and this shabti may have been aquired at this time.