Shabti of Nes–pa–her–an card

Shabti of Nes–pa–her–an


On display


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. Note on the record card "9/10/91 found to be broken". Mended from four fragments in 2017.