Shabti of Mut



Worker shabti, mummiform in shape wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband added in black tied at the back. 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. Faint traces of black paint suggest the hands were outlined and the lower part of the arms are outlined. A highly unusual feature found on most shabtis for this owner is the basket that is modelled in raised relief, with cross–hatched detail being added in black. A vertical column of a very crudely written hieroglyphs on the front read ‘The Osiris, Mut’ [Wsir Mw.t]. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface dirt, surface loss, worn, label adhered to surface.