Shabti of Hor



An ‘overseer’ shabti wearing the characteristic short–sleeved tunic, kilt and starched apron of daily life although any details are lacking. The head wears short bipartite or duplex wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The left arm is folded across the waist, and the hand holds a whip added in black. The right arm hangs down by the side of the body. The lower legs, ankles and feet are suggested in the modelling. The apron has a column of a virtually illegible inscription, but museum records suggest that the name of the owner is Hor. There do not appear to be any other ‘overseer’ shabtis of Hor with which to compare this figure. Compare with a worker shabti of the same owner, accession number 58.32.26. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Worn, surface loss, pitted, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.