Shabti of Pa-di-mehit



Blue glaze faience with details added in black. 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 on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes indicated in the modelling and painted black. The face is very well modelled, and has the eyes with brows added in black. A large trapezoidal basket with square–hatched detail and shoulder straps is carried on the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads: “The Osiris, God’s Father Beloved of the God Amen–Re, Pa–di–Mehit”. Broken across the middle and mended.