Shabti of Iry card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Iry


Currently not on display


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. There are no shoulder straps. The faces are poorly modelled, the only detail being the eyes that are painted as large black dots. The front of the feet are missing. A vertical column of crudely written inscription on the front of the figures names the owner as Iry. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Iry mAa-xrw, “The Osiris, Iry, justified”. Sticker on the base with handwritten text "ARY". From the Egypt Exploration Fund excavations at Abydos: North Cemeteries: Cemetery D, tomb 11.