Shabti of Nefu-nedjem



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. The rear lappet of the wig is very short, and has a short trailing line of paint on the left. The paint on the front left lappets is rather worn. The arms are crossed above the waist, the hands, which are painted red, are very widely spaced. Each holds a hoe painted in red. A wesekh–collar is painted as four black rows across the chest that is otherwise painted yellow. A large, square– hatched basket is painted in red on a yellow ground on the back of the shabti. Water pots are painted behind each shoulder. The face is simply shaped, and has eyes added in black and white. The body is painted white and has three thick red horizontal bands running around the sides and back. A vertical column of a black painted inscription on a yellow ground names the owner as Nefu–nedjem. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Nf.w-nDm, "The Osiris, Nefu–nedjem." Mounted on a modern wooden plinth. Small rectangular sticker on the front with the number 111. Ex. Amhurst collection.