Shabti of Hor-pen-iset



A worker type shabti of green glazed faience inscribed for Horpeniset. The shabti wears a plain tripartite wig and the hands meet above the waist, holding a pair of hoes added in black paint. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads “The Osiris, HorpenIset”. A simply outlined basket is added in black on the back of the shabti. The catalogue card states that the figure has been repaired after being broken into two pieces. From the 1900 excavations of the Egyptian Research Account at Abydos, Cemetery E, tomb 269. One of six shabtis from the burial of Horpeniset in the collection of World Museum. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Previous repair, discoloured, surface dirt, worn. From Cemetery E, tomb 269. The Gilstrap collection was formed by Miss Gilstrap, who contributed funds to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds in return for the funding she provided.