Shabti of Nes–ta–wedjat–re



Green glaze faience with details added in black. Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the black added in black. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A plain rectangular basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back of shabti. The bottom of the basket is concave in shape. Traces of black paint indicate the eyes with brows painted on the faces. A vertical column of hieroglyphs reads: “The Osiris, Nes–ta–wedjat–Re, justified”. Glaze is very worn and there are areas of surface loss. The inscription is crudely written and not very clear. A torn label on the base with printed text reads "NEST-MERT..." From Abydos, North Cemeteries: Cemetery E. .