Shabti of Nes–pa–per–en–nub



Fragment from a mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The face is well modelled with the eyes with brows are added in black. The arms are crossed above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A diamond–hatched basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back. Although the shabti comprises only the upper torso and head only, it is evident when comparing the iconography with other examples that this is from a shabti for Nes–pa–per–en–nub. The shabti fragment has been joined togetherwith the lower part of a similar shabti but one for a different owner named Hor-em-Khebit (no. 56.20.526a) also from the Third Intermediate Period cemetery at the Ramesseum. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Previous repair, discolouration, pitted, running cracks, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.