Shabti of Seramun



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black. A seshed headband is painted in white around the top of the wig although it is now somewhat discoloured. This particular iconography is rare during the New Kingdom. The hands meet on the chest, and they hold a pair of hoes that are added in red paint. A small square–hatched basket with shoulder straps is painted in red on the back of the shabti. A pair of water pots are boldly painted in red on the back of the arms. The face is very poorly modelled. A vertical column of inscription is added in black on the front of the shabti giving the name of the owner as Seramun. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir im.y-r nfr.w n pr Imn sr-Imn mAa-xrw, "The Osiris, the Overseer of the Recruits of the Temple of Amun, Seramun, justified".