Shabti of Nes-ankh-ef-en-maat

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On display

Turquoise 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”. Broken across the middle and mended (2017). Excavated for the Egypt Exploration Fund by Arthur Cruttenden Mace during the 1899-1900 season at Abydos,