Shabti of Iset–em–khebit card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Iset–em–khebit

On display


Blue glazed shabti with the wig and beard are glazed black. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes faintly indicated in shallow relief. Down the front is an incised inscription in hieroglyphs giving the name Iset–em–Khebit. This is one of only 37 inscribed shabtis from a total of 370 buried with Iset–em–Khebit in a tomb excavated by Mace during excavations at Abydos in the 1899–1900 season. Iset-em–Khebit was the daughter of the 25th Dynasty Kushite king Shabaka.