Shabti of Senebef card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Senebef


Currently not on display


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.