Shabti of Psamtek–nefer



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, that are quite small, emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the twisted cord for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. A ‘T–shaped inscription on the body of the figure names the owner as Psamtek–nefer. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr sm psmTk-nfr ms (n) Ir.t-ir.w, "The Osiris, the God’s Father, the Sem–priest, Psamtek–nefer born (to) Irti–eru". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Worn, discoloured, surface loss, surface dirt.