Shabti of Huy



Blue glaze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. The lower ends of the front lappets are left unpainted although the shape is outlined in black. The lower end of the rear lappet of the wig is unpainted but has a horizontal line decoration. The arms are crossed above the waist. The hands are outlined in black and carry a pair of hoes. Large baskets with horizontal line detail are painted quite low on the back. The face is simply defined and have the eyes, brows and mouth added in black. A broad bead collar is worn across the chest. A vertical column of inscription on the front reads: “The Osiris, Huy, justified”. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Hwy mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, Huy, justified".