Shabti of Iset



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig, and a seshed headband tied at the back added in black The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are added in black. A rectangular basket is painted on the back. It has a rectangular outline and has two shoulder straps. The basket has faint diamond–hatched details. The face is poorly defined. Eyes with brows are added in black. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads: "The Osiris, the Chantress of Amun, Iset, justified". Broken at the knees and not mended. One of the previous owners, Amy Urlin, assisted W. M. F. Petrie on his excavation of the cemetery at Abydos in 1901 and this shabti may have been aquired at this time. Compare with a shabti for the same person in the Manchester Museum (9374) and one in The Vatican Museum (D 2008). CONDITION NOTE 1998: In two pieces, adhesive residue, pitted, cracked, surface loss, surface dirt.