Shabti of Pa–neb–montu



mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a sashed headband tied at the back added in black. A pair of small breasts are faintly indicated in the modelling below the front lappets of the wig. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black paint. A square–hatched basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back. The facial details are poorly defined. The eyes with brows are added in black. A vertical column of inscription on the front names the owner as Pa–neb–Montu. The catalogue card states that the base is slightly chipped at the back. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr n Mnt.w PA-nb-Mnt.w mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, the God’s Father of Montu, Pa–neb–Montu, justified". Old label from Gilstrap Museum reads: "Figure from the tomb of Pa Neb Mentu, a priest of high rank in the temples of Amen, Mentu and Khonsu, three of the gods of the ancient Egyptians". 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.