Shabti of Nes-ankh-ef-en-maat



Green faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes modelled in shallow relief and painted black. The face is simply modelled with large eyes with brows added in black. A square–hatched basket on the back has no shoulder straps. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads, “The Osiris, the Priest of Amen, Nes–ankh–ef–(en)–maat, justified”. There is a rectangular label on the base: 'Nest-ankh-f-ta'. On the back there is stuck an old museum label (Norwich Castle Museum, 1925). From Abydos, North Cemeteries: Cemetery D, tomb 11. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Discoloured, yellow surface, surface loss.