Shabti of Mut



Overseer shabti, mummiform in shape and modified by the addition of a small triangular apron projecting on the front of the body. Wearing a plain tripartite wig with a sashed headband instead of the more usual short bag wig for an overseer. The face is crudely modelled with faint traces of black paint being used to indicate the eyes and brows. The lower legs, ankles and feet are only faintly modelled. The arms are crossed right over left above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. Traces of paint suggest the hands were outlined. Overseer shabtis usually have one arm held down by the side of the body, and the other folded across the waist. A whip is usually carried in the hand. Unlike the other worker shabtis for Mut there is no basket shown on the back. Very faint trace of a vertical column of a very crudely written hieroglyphs on the front read ‘The Osiris, Mut’ [Wsir Mw.t]. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Very pitted, crack around head, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.