Shabti of Psamtek card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Psamtek


Currently not on display


Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and 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 summarily modelled. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is small and the details are poorly defined. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. A vertical column of incised inscription on the front of the figure names the owner as Psamtek. On modern base with painted text, "Psamthek. Captain of Soldiers. 450 BC". Height is taken from the top of the base, so the measurement will be a little short of the true height of the shabti.