Shabti of Merytamun



Blue faience mummiform shabti, inscribed for a woman called Merytamun. Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband added in black tied at the back. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. There is no evidence of a basket being painted on the back. The face is simply shaped, with eyes with brows added in black. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads, "The Osiris, the noble female, Merytamun, justified". Glenn Janes believes it seems highly likely that the tomb of Meryamun was recently discovered in the Third Intermediate cemetery at the Ramesseum (Cemetery J). The owner has the same title of 'noble female' that is in itself quite unusual. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Previous repair, worn, surface dirt, surface loss.