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 quite worn away, particularly on the back. Most of the feet have broken off. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, surface dirt, surface cracking, pitted, worn