Shabti of Hor–sa–isis card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Hor–sa–isis


Currently not on display


Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and a plaited divine beard. 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. The right hand also holds the rope for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is summarily worked. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. The body of the figure has seven horizontal bands of rather crudely incised inscription giving the owner’s name as Hor–sa–Isis, followed by Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead. The inscription ends before the usual version of the Chapter is completed. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Worn, surface dirt, salts, previous repair, label adhered.