Shabti of An–rekhyt card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of An–rekhyt


Currently not on display


Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and divine beard. The arms are crossed above the waist, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The implements and basket are very poorly defined. The face is crudely worked with no attention to detail. The shabti is supported by a dorsal pillar that has a horizontal notch defining the bottom of the rear lappet of the wig, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. A vertical column of inscription on the front of the figure names the owner as An–rekhyt. The name is without the usual epithet ‘The Osiris.’ Shabti on modern wooden base. Only has no. selotaped on back. Needs no. painting on.