Shabti of Pa–neb–montu



Upper part of a 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. Although the lower part of the figure is missing, it seems that fragment shows similar iconography to 52.55.106, and can be fairly confidently attributed to Pa–neb–Montu. However, there is also a possibility this fragment could be for Nes–pa–her–en–hat (see London UC 39912–39914). UC 39914 in particular looks very similar in its iconography, but all of these figures have a short vertical stroke hieroglyph before the nTr sign as opposed to the incense jar that is clearly evident in the present shabti for Pa–neb–Montu. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr n Imn ..., "The Osiris, the God’s Father of Amun, …".