Shabti of Padihornefer



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 emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The implements are only cursorily modelled. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is quite broad, and has large ears of unequal size. Facial features are simply defined. The shabti stands against a dorsal pillar, and upon a trapezoidal base. The body of the figure has six horizontal lines of crudely incised inscription naming the owner as Pa–di– Hor–nefer. He is given the so–called ‘Good name’ of Her. The names are followed by a largely indistinct writing of Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead. Collected in Egypt in 1870. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: [sHD] Wsir pA-di-Hr-nfr rn.f nfr Hr .... Dd.f .... r ir(.t) kA.t nb(.t) ir im m Xr.t-nTr .... w(i), "[The illuminated one], the Osiris, Pa–di–Hor–nefer, his ‘Good name,’ Her, …. he speaks: ….. if one is counted off to do all the works there in the realm of the dead …. you shall say".