Shabti of Padiamunnesuttawy



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and a plaited divine beard. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands protrude from a shroud to hold a pick in the right, and a hoe in the left. The right hand also holds the twisted cord for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The basket is simply modelled in raised relief but has no details. The face is quite well defined. The nose is slightly offset to the left. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. The front of the figure has two vertical columns of an incised inscription giving the name of the owner as Pa–di–Amen–nesut–tawy. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir pA-di-Imn-nsw.t-tA.wy ms n t(A)-di-As.t-mn, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, Pa–di–Amun–nesut–tawy, born to Ta–di–Iset–men". Donated to Cheltenham College by the Cheltenham Philosophical Institution.