Shabti of Mut-en-ipet



Blue glazed faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands hold a small pair of hoes that are faintly suggested in the modelling and painted black. The face on the figure has eyes with brows added in black. A small, simply outlined basket with shoulder straps is carried on the back. A vertical column of inscription on the front reads: Mut–en–ipet [only three hieroglyphs are preserved]. Broken away from the knees. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, exposed areas are powdery, label sellotaped to surface, worn, discolouration.