Shabti of Psamtek son of Sebarekhyt card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Psamtek son of Sebarekhyt


On display


Mummiform shabti wearing a striated tripartite wig, and a plaited divine beard which is damaged. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a hoe in the right, and a pick in the left. The left hand also holds the twisted rope for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The figure is supported by a dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. The shabti has eight horizontal bands of incised inscription. The owner is named as Psamtek, born to Seba–rekhyt, followed by Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead. Ex collection of Sir J. Currie donated by D. H. Hanbury in 1941. Psamtek was the son of a woman named Sebarekhyt (a name that could be translated as 'star of the common people'. Broken and poorly mended before 1956. Conserved in 2013.