Shabti of Nes–pa–her–an



Blue glaze faience with details added in black. Mummiform shabti wearing a tripartite wig with sashed headband added in black tied at the back. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A small basket is carried on the back. The face is oval in shape, and has large eyes with brows painted black. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front reads: “The Osiris, Nes–pa–her–an”. Shabtis for this owner, of the 21st Dynasty, are from the Priest’s of Amun Cache at Deir el–Bahari, Western Thebes discovered in 1891. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Broken, one piece is loss, running crack from break edge, interior very powdery, surface dirt, label adhered to surface. Note on the catalogue card "9/10/91 found to be broken". CONDITION NOTE 2017: Mended from four fragments and consolidated.