Shabti of Hor



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig, and a plaited divine beard. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and 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 that is suspended behind the left shoulder. The face is round in shape, and the details only simply defined. Eyebrows are modelled in relief. The shabti stands against a dorsal pillar, and upon a trapezoidal base. A vertical column of incised inscription on the front of the figure names the owner as Hor. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir sS ?? Hr, "The Osiris, the Scribe ?? Hor". Ex collection of Sir J. Currie donated by D. H. Hanbury in 1941. Little paper label with number 24 on the front and on the reverse another paper label 147. Height is taken from the top of the base, so the measurement will be a little short of the true height of the shabti.