Shabti of Neheh card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Neheh


On display


Mummiform shabti made of dark blue Egyptian faience, wearing a plain tripartite wig. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest. There is no sign of implements being carried in the hands, and similarly there is no sign of a basket being carried on the back. The face is comparatively well modelled, and is flanked by a large pair of ears. A vertical column of an inscription added in black on the front of the shabti names the owner as Neheh. Collected in Egypt in 1870. Translation of the inscription: The Osiris, the Scribe of the Pharaoh, life, prosperity and health!, (Ne)heh, justified.