Shabti of Smen–ptah–psamtek card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Smen–ptah–psamtek


On display


Mummiform shabti wearing a striated tripartite wig and a fairly broad 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 also holds the twisted rope for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is quite well modelled. Cosmetic lines and eye brows are indicated in relief. The shabti is supported by a broad dorsal pillar, and stands upon a trapezoidal base. The body has eight horizontal bands of incised inscription.The owner of the shabti is named as Smen–Ptah–Psamtek.