Shabti of Nes–ta–wedjat–re card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Nes–ta–wedjat–re

56.5.32

Currently not on display

Information

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. The bottom of the basket is concave in shape. The faces is poorly defined. Traces of black paint indicate the eyes with brows were painted on the face. A vertical column of a faint and crudely written hieroglyphs reads “The Osiris, Nes–ta–wedjat–Re, justified”. Glaze is completely worn away and the inscription is not very clear. Broken across the ankles and needs mending. Mounted on a modern wooden base labelled "NEST MERT RA" [Garstang spells it Nes-mart-ra in his 1901 publication].