Shabti of Iry



Green glaze faience 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 hoes added in black. A large rectangular plain basket is painted on the back. Face is poorly modelled, the only detail being the eyes that are painted as large black dots. A vertical column of crudely written hieroglyphs on the front of the figures reads: "The Osiris, Iry, justified". From Abydos: North Cemeteries: Cemetery D, tomb 11 (Dynasty 22). Label on the back: ARY. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Previous repair, areas of damage to surface and very powdery of exposed fabric, adhesive around break edges, label adhered to surface, discolouration, surface dirt.