Shabti of Pa-nakht


Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back, although only faint traces remain. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands hold a small pair of hoes indicated in the modelling. The hoes have traces of black paint. The face is very crudely modelled with no real discernible features. Traces of paint indicate that the eyes with brows were once painted in black. The back of the figure is flat. A square–hatched basket is rather crudely painted on the back in black. It has loops on the top corners of the basket. There are no traces of painted inscription but the overall shape and iconography of the figure indicate it belongs to a group of shabtis known to belong to Pa–nakht. From Abydos [North Cemeteries:Cemetery D, tomb 32] excavated by John Garstang for the Egyptian Research Account.