Shabti of Senebef



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig of voluminous proportions, and a large divine beard, both of which are glazed black. The arms are crossed on the chest, and hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The implements are modelled in low relief. A basket is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is small, and the details are poorly defined. The shabti stands against a dorsal pillar, and upon a small trapezoidal base. The body of the figure has an incised inscription that names the owner as Seneb–ef. The name Seneb–ef occurs on a limestone stele from the Serapeum that dates from the year 24 of the reign of Taharqa but it is unclear whether this is the same owner as the present ushabti. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir it-nTr Hm-nTr snb.f, "The Osiris, the God’s Father, the God’s Servant, Seneb–ef". Ex collection of Sir J. Currie donated by D. H. Hanbury in 1941.