Shabti of Nes–min



Mummiform shabti made of pottery, wearing a plain tripartite wig and a plain divine beard. The arms are crossed left over right on the chest, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The back of the shabti is poorly shaped, and there is no basket indicated in the modelling. Although a little damaged, the face is very poorly defined. The shabti has feet that curl gently forwards. The front of the figure has a vertical column of hieroglyphs in raised relief that reads: "The Osiris, the God’s Father, Nes–Min, son of Mi–mi?". The iconography of the inscription being shown in raised relief is very rare. Transliteration of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr ns-mn.w sA Mi-mi? CONDITION NOTE 1998: Very worn, surface dirt.