Shabti of Mery-amun



Green glaze mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back. The front lappets are rather narrow. The arms are crossed above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes crudely indicated in the modelling and showing traces of black paint. The large oval–shaped face is very worn with little detail remaining apart from black paint used to indicate the eyes and brows. A square–hatched basket with shoulder straps is crudely painted on the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs in black on the front read: "The Osiris, Mery–Amun". The glaze has now mostly rubbed off and the surface is rough with some surface loss in places, such as the front of the feet. From Abydos, North Cemeteries, Cemetery D, tomb 14E (Dynasty 22).