Shabti of Redi–hor–khebit card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Redi–hor–khebit


Currently not on display


Mummiform shabti wearing a plain 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 right hand holds the rope for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is quite large. The eyes have heavy lids, and the brows are shown in raised relief. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. A horizontal notch in the dorsal pillar defines the bottom edge of the rear lappet of the wig. The front of the figure has two vertical columns of incised inscription, and the dorsal pillar and back of the wig have another vertical column. The owner is named as Redi–hor–Khebit.