Shabti of Pa–di–amun



Mummiform shabti made of clay with a blue wash, wearing a plain tripartite wig. There is no evidence of a seshed headband but this may have worn away as the surface of the shabti is badly eroded. The arms are crossed right over left above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are modelled in relief. A mark on the back might suggest a basket is carried but it seems as though this is caused by an old museum label or sticker that has left a residual deposit. The face is very worn with no details remaining. The figure has a faint trace of an inscription added in black on the front. Museum records state that the owner of the shabti is Pa–di–Amun. This is perhaps further confirmed by a label attached to the back of the shabti that reads ‘PEDU–AMEN.’ The shabti is noted as coming from the Ramesseum. The name Pa–di–Amun is recorded by Quibell who excavated at the Ramesseum. The catalogue card states that the figure has broken in half and has been repaired. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: [Wsir] PA-di-Imn, “[The Osiris,] Pa–di–Amun”. The Gilstrap collection was formed by Miss Gilstrap, who contributed funds to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds in return for the funding she provided.