Shabti of Iah–en–dif–nakht–medj



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of comparatively large hoes that are added in black. A square–hatched basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is simply defined, and has eyes with brows added in black. The legs are faintly suggested in modelling. A vertical column of inscription on the front of the shabti gives the name of the owner but it is difficult be certain of the reading – perhaps Iah–en–dif– nakht–medj. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir IaH-n-di.f-nxt-mD mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, Iah–en–dif–nakht– medj, justified". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Worn, discoloured, surface dirt.