Shabti of Nesyamun



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed right over left above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black paint. A basket with shoulder straps is carried on the back. The simply modelled faces have large eyes with brows added in black. A vertical column of inscription on the front of the shabti reads, “The Osiris, the god’s father, beloved of the god, Nesyamun, justified”. Transliteration of the inscription: Wsir it nTr n (Wsir?) sS Hw.t nTr Ns-Imn mAa-xrw. Mould made from pottery, green washed with details added in black. Label on the back: DIVINE FATHER NESI-HOTEP-AMEN. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface loss, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.